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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2022-2023 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipient of this grant for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

  • Rani Deighe Crowe (CSH) Summer Stipend for Feature Screenplay, The Trouble with Jenny
  • Jill Christman (CSH) - Blue Baby Blue
  • Jon Truitt (CFA) - Collaboration with the Association “L’Italia fenice”  and the Opera Program at Ball State University
  • Rachel Cohn (CFA) - Solo Exhibition at Tube Factory Artspace
  • Amelia Kaplan (CFA) - Composition and Recording of a Saxophone Quartet
  • Jessica Calderwood (CFA) - Crafting Connections
  • Ryan Hourigan (CFA) - Universal Design for Learning Companion Video Content


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