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Art Grants

Department Grants

Limited funds are available in the Department for students enrolled in our courses.  Proposals must be submitted ONLINE by the final study list deadline.

Art Practice Material Grant

Awarded on a competitive basis, these grants are intended to pay the direct costs of materials for students who undertake independent creative projects on an advanced level.  Material grants cannot be used towards supplies for classes.
 Material Grant Application

Art Practice Course Financial Support Grant

Students in financial need may apply for funding to cover the cost of required art practice course materials.  Each case is considered on its own merit and the applicant's financial status is evaluated.  This support cannot be used towards course fees. Funding for this grant is on a first-come, first serve basis until funds are no longer available for the quarter.
Financial Support Application

Stanford Grants

Both Stanford Arts and The Undergraduate Advising and Research Office offers several grants students can use towards art and film related research and projects.  Grant types are below:   

Small Grants

Small Grants of up to $1500 maximum support smaller independent projects, and can also be used to enable a particular phase of a larger-scale effort. Application deadlines are found throughout the year, making the Small Grant especially flexible.

Major Grants

Major Grants provide a 10-week stipend of $6400 in support of full-time immersive summer project commitments. Most Major Grants are awarded to students beginning an honors thesis, a senior project in the arts, or senior synthesis project between their junior and senior years.

Chappell Lougee Scholarships

Chappell Lougee Scholarships provide a 10-week stipend of $6400 for sophomores pursuing full-time immersive summer projects in the humanities, creative arts, and qualitative social sciences.

Conference Grants

Conference Grants of up to $1500 support students who have been accepted to present their own project results at a professional or scholarly conference.

Visual Art Exhibition Grant

Open to undergraduates and graduates. Individual or group projects are accepted, with priority given to projects focusing on exhibitions. Projects must be extra-curricular, and not related to coursework, degrees, or senior honors thesis or MFA work. Funding is not intended for travel or lodging expenses or for major equipment purchases. Funding does not generally pay for stipends or hiring professionals. Awards are made up to $1,500 per grant and expected to be completed within two quarters after being awarded.

Spark! Grants 

For undergraduate students. Individual or group projects are accepted, with priority given to projects focusing on events on campus such as live performances, film screenings, and concerts. Projects must be extra-curricular, and not related to coursework, degrees, or senior honors thesis. Funding is not intended for travel or lodging expenses or for major equipment purchases. Funding does not generally pay for stipends or hiring professionals. Awards are made up to $1,500 per grant and expected to be completed within two quarters after being awarded.

Creative Spaces Grant

Open to undergraduates and graduates. These grants are intended to support student performances in some of the most sought after spaces on campus.

Mashup Grant

The MashUp Grant seeks to support artists and creations that do not fit neatly into pre-existing groups, classes, and departments on campus. It is designed to encourage collaboration and experimentation, and to support projects that give audiences new insight into the possibility of art.

Offered by the Stanford Arts Office of the Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts.

Primary Contact: Sophia Villarreal (sophiav1@stanford.edu, 650.725.0054)

Soca Visual Arts Fund

This grant supports extracurricular visual arts projects for display at Party on the Edge, Frost Music and Arts Festival, and other venues. Awarded in the fall and spring quarters. Offered by the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA).