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The Council’s charge is to:

  • advise the Provost on policy and resource issues in the arts;
  • to promote collaborative activity and programming among professional, academic, and student arts organizations at Duke and in the Durham community;
  • to provide a forum for the exchange of information between arts organizations at Duke, to promote interdisciplinary projects in the arts, to select the recipient of the Sudler Award in the Arts, and to report annually to the Provost on the state of the arts at Duke and progress toward goals and objectives. The committee typically meets once a semester;
  • and to administer the Collaboration Development Grant program.

Collaboration Development Grants are offered to faculty members who wish to collaborate on new artistic work with artists or faculty members in their own or different disciplines. Grant applications are evaluated once each semester by a subcommittee of the Council for the Arts, who propose the results to the full Council. Grants are awarded by the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts upon the Council’s recommendation.

Council for the Arts Membership for 2019-20

For more information on the Council for the Arts, contact the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at (919) 684-0540 or email danette.clark@duke.edu.

Scott Lindroth

Vice Provost for the Arts & Duke Music

Robert Mitchell, Ph.D.

Duke English

Dr Jeremy Begbie, Ph.D.

Duke Divinity

Bill Fick

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Joshua Gibson

Arts of the Moving Image

Ranjana Khanna, Ph.D.

Franklin Humanities Institute

Martin A. Brooke

Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering

Torry Bend

Theater Studies

Amy Unell

Duke Arts, Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network

Christopher Roby

Student Affairs

Ali Shumar

Rubenstein Arts Center

Neil Prose

Duke Global Health Institute

Angela Greenwald

University Development

Katy Clune

Duke Arts, Rubenstein Arts Center

Jenn Chambers

Duke Alumni Association

Sheila Dillon, Ph.D.

Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Eric Ferreri

News & Communications

Eric Oberstein

Duke Performances

Chandra Guinn

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Wesley Hogan

Center for Documentary Studies

Luke A Powery

Duke Divinity

Amanda Hughes

Duke Divinity

Thomas Rankin

Duke MFA|EDA

Sam Miglarese

Office of Duke and Community Affairs

Purnima Shah, Ph.D.

Duke Program

Sarah Schroth, Ph.D.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Gennifer Weisenfeld, Ph.D.

Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Dean of Humanities

Neil McWilliam

Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Acting Dean of Humanities

Jonathan Bagg

Duke Music

Colin Tierney

University Development

Courtney Liu

MFA in Dance

Jessica LaLonde

Engineering

Lee Sorensen

Duke Libraries