The goal of the creative arts program is to provide support to those projects that propose the creation and/or presentation of works of creative art.

Eligible projects are those in areas supported by the National Endowment for the Arts: arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts (film/radio/television), museums, music, music theatre, opera, presenting, theatre, and visual arts.

Requested support can be in the form of summer stipend, supplemental assigned time, summer graduate research assistantship, and/or supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET).

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

Pre-Submission Review Due: December 15

Final Submission Deadline: January 8

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2023-2024 Awardees

Congratulations to our recipients of this grant for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

  • Huali Fu (CFA) - Lotus VR
  • Shimizu Janice (CAP) - Object Translations
  • Reeves Kristen (CFA) - What Is Nothing


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