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Faculty Grants

The AVPA strives to increase resources to existing TAMU performing and visual arts departments; to supplement existing campus arts offerings by producing diverse, innovative, and prominent performing and visual artists; and to facilitate coordination between the TAMU campus, arts organizations at peer and aspirant peer universities, and within a larger community of artist/scholars. The AVPA supports practice-based research, and understands the development of performing and visual arts projects as epistemologies in their own right as well as aesthetic endeavors. Grant proposals are expected to support the priorities of AVPA. The AVPA now offers two competitive grants:  AVPA Course Development Grant and the  Arts Enhancement Grant
  • AVPA Course Development Grant: In order to directly engage undergraduate and graduate students with the AVPA mission and programming, the AVPA offers Course Development Grants to develop new courses or adapt existing courses that evidence a commitment to integrating practice and research as well as take AVPA-sponsored productions, performances, or exhibitions of creative work as a central component of the course curriculum. 

  • AVPA Arts Enhancement Grant: The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) offers Arts Enhancement Grants to provide support for TAMU faculty research (including education-based activities that directly relate back to the classroom), production, performance, or exhibition of creative and scholarly activities. The supported activities should enhance the student’s educational experience in the arts at TAMU. These grants may be used to support short-term projects but are also intended to provide seed monies for longer-term projects that may be able to obtain external funding for long-term support.

Texas A&M University undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive the AVPA Student Travel Grant. Students must be in good standing with the University. The AVPA Director and the AVPA Advisory Board will adjudicate grant applications.

Granting Schedule
There are two granting periods per academic year.

Fall Submission
Opening date for the submission of proposalsSeptember 9
Applications dueOctober 15
Notification of awards and grantsNovember 15
Spring Submission
Opening date for the submission of proposalsMarch 7
Applications dueMay 1
Questions regarding each funding opportunity should be emailed to the Department:  Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts