Every year, the Brandeis Division of Creative Arts gives grants to support original creative work by Brandeis students, staff and faculty for the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. Proposals for works of music, theater, performance, and visual art are all welcome, and interdisciplinary proposals are especially encouraged.
Grants range from $50 to $500 and are used for materials and services needed for your project.
INTEREST FORM: You may also submit an interest form to receive feedback on your proposal.
A grant is not necessary to participate in the Festival. Here are other ways to participate:
- Apply to give a 20-minute performance on the afternoon of Sunday, April 25, 2021 in select locations on lower campus. Performances need to comply with Brandeis COVID policy and require minimal technical support. The application form will be posted by the end of January 2021.
- Are you producing your own event? Arts events on campus that take place on campus between April 25 through May 1, 2021 will be considered for inclusion in official Festival publicity. Fill out a preliminary publicity form and let us know what you're planning.
Festival ThemeThe theme of the 2021 festival will be announced by the end of January 2021.
Dream big and be ready to rethink and refine. We want to see you succeed, and the most successful projects in the past have been the ones that went through a good deal of thoughtful revision.
Talk with your professors and with the director of Arts Engagement, Ingrid Schorr, about your proposal.
Prepare a preliminary budget by researching the materials and services you anticipate needing. The Arts Engagement team, your professors, or your department staff can be helpful here!
Talk to potential collaborators, from Brandeis or elsewhere.
- Readings about how to do creative work around cultures other than your own; racial justice and cultural appropriation; and cultural appropriation in the visual arts.