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 & 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 (S.E.E.T.).

Please see the Aspire Calendar to view the deadlines for Pre-Submission and Full-Submission proposals for this competition.

Congratulations to AY 2017/18 awardees:


For questions regarding the Aspire Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager, or email