Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

How to Apply for a Grant

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There are several parts to the grant application. Please read each section below before you begin writing your application. 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 November 15.

Your proposal must connect with one or more themes of Brandeis' 75th anniversary: our founding Jewish values, innovation in education, repairing the world, or community. Artworks and performances may be interactive: a place where the public can learn or create. 

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.