Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

How to Apply for a Grant

students holding a long banner using colors to represent temperature change

There are several parts to the grant application. Please read each section below before you begin writing your application. The deadline for the application has been extended to December 5. If you have an idea and are not sure it's appropriate for the Festival, or just need feedback, please submit a brief interest form by December 2. 

Your proposal must center the artist as an agent of climate change action and it must honor, compel, or imagine positive change. Artworks and performances may be interactive: a place where the public can learn or create. They may be prototypes or renderings for specific design needs, creative solutions to problems, or calls to action.If you are interested in responding to a specific sustainability need on campus, you will find a list of ongoing Year of Climate Action projects here. You may also find inspiration in past projects

Read a student report on buildings at Brandeis that are dangerous to birds and how window decals can prevent birds from flying into them. 

NEW THIS YEAR (students only): If you are awarded a grant, we will discuss with you the possibility of enrolling in CAST 198a, Project Design Practicum. In this two-credit course, students will have open studio hours in Goldman-Schwartz and learn safe shop use and fabrication strategies from Tory Fair, professor of sculpture. You will also receive guidance in project management and planning from Ingrid Schorr, director of Arts Engagement and producer of the festival. If you are currently enrolled in Senior Studio or have equivalent studio experience, there is no need to take the practicum.