The CREATE program aims to encourage the artistic and creative endeavors of faculty. The program hopes to support the creation and presentation of works of those in the fields of art, dance, design, folk, literature and more.

Through this program applicants have the opportunity to request a larger amount of funding if they plan to submit proposals to external sponsors. The maximum amount for this competition is $7,500 based on external funding plans.

To be eligible for a CREATE grant, the Project Director (PD) must have a record of external artistic activity (Ball State University institutional grants do not meet this requirement).

Apply for this grant through our online portal. Recipients must also provide a final report.

Annual Deadlines: November 1, March 1

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2021-2022 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

  • Sarojini Johnson (CFA) - Leaves and Flowers
  • Jinhee Nam (MCB) - A Series of Dresses Inspired from Glass Arts: Reinterpretation of Lights, Textures, and Structures
  • Jennifer Halvorson (CFA) - Press Glass Art and Design Exploration
  • Mark Neely (CSH) - Poetry and Society


For questions regarding the ASPiRE Program, please contact the program’s manager or email us.