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February 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Season 3

Learn Arts Funding from the Pros

"In Conversation" Special Episode
Higher Education

Are you a Duke student wanting to know about ways to find and secure funding for arts projects? Are you planning to apply for on- or off-campus funding opportunities for a creative project in the near future?

Join us for a panel of Duke faculty artists who will be discussing best practices regarding arts grants applications. This conversation will cover grant and research proposal writing, portfolio development, gathering supporting materials, asking for recommendations, and major funding opportunities at Duke. This program is open to all, but is specifically designed for Duke undergraduates.

“Even though the times are hard, sometimes jumping into your art form can give you the energy you need to feel like yourself again!” Shaina Lubliner ‘20 trained with The Second City’s Stand-Up Comedy over Zoom this summer thanks to support from the Benenson Award in the Arts.


Hosted by Vice Provost of the Arts John Brown, with

  • Torry Bend, Chair and Associate Professor of the Practice in Theater Studies.
  • Josh Gibson (T’95), Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies & Director of the Cinematic Arts program
  • Beverly McIver, Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
  • Jules Odendahl-James, Director of Academic Engagement for the Arts & Humanities, Lecturer in Theater Studies, & Chair of Benenson Award in the Arts faculty committee
  • John Supko, Associate Professor of Music & Co-Director of The Emergence Lab in Duke’s Computational Media, Arts, and Culture program
  • Purnima Shah, Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

This program is part of “In Conversation,” a free artist conversation series presented by Duke Arts and Duke Performances (Fridays at Noon, Jan 29 through April 16). Join faculty-invited visiting artists and artists from Duke Performances virtual Spring 2021 season for behind-the-scenes insights into their work. See the full schedule.

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.