Student Arts Innovation
Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student groups, are eligible to apply for Student Arts Innovation Grants.
What do the grants support?
Student Arts Innovation Grants are intended to support ambitious student-developed and student-driven projects – performances, exhibitions, convenings, etcetera. Grant-supported activities must take place between July 1, 2020 and December 22, 2021.
How much can you apply for?
Students and student groups may request up to $5,000, and must seek approval by their department or program, in order to apply in this category. The department or program must agree to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is no longer receiving inquiries for its 2020 grant cycle. Our annual grants process will reopen in the fall of 2020. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Applications will be evaluated by a Sachs Program Committee and by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Deliberations will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, and will take into account the criteria. Decisions will be made in April 2020.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources, and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding (from a department, program, or center) is strongly encouraged for Student Arts Innovation Grants, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraw from the pool.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.