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Faculty Grants

The AVPA offers four competitive grants. The purpose of these grants is to enhance students' learning in the visual and performing arts in the Brazos Valley and further the field of arts education in research and practice. Grant proposals are expected to support the priorities of AVPA. For more information about each grant and guidelines, click on the links below:

AVPA Curricular Arts Enhancement Grant Application: The objective of the Curricular Arts Enhancement Grant is to enhance students’ learning in the visual and performing arts. Curricular Arts Enhancement Grants are designed to support:
  • Guest artist visits and engagements with students, courses, and programs;
  • Innovative arts-related pedagogical experimentation with the potential for long-term impacts.

AVPA Arts Enhancement Grant Application: The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) offers Arts Enhancement Grants to provide support for TAMU faculty arts research, production, performance, or exhibition. The supported activities should enhance the educational experience of the arts in the Brazos Valley. Priority will be given to new projects with the potential to have transformative effects on students, faculty, and the wider community; these impacts should be clear and compelling. 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. Outcomes of the supported activities must be accessible to the wider Texas A&M University community in a public presentation, as a sharable artifact, or in a related format. 

AVPA Pandemic Innovative Arts Grant Application:  In order to enhance the arts at Texas A&M University and in light of the ongoing need for social distancing and similar measure to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 infection, The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) is offering new Pandemic Innovative Arts Grants to support the development, production, and public presentation of original performance and visual art works on campus in 2021.

AVPA Virtual Workshop Grant Application:  In order to respond to the limited travels and face-to-face interactions during the fall and continuously enhance the Arts at Texas A&M, the AVPA is offering a new "Virtual Workshop Grant" of $500 each to support collaborations between faculty members and external artists in conducting virtual workshops during the academic year of 2020-2021 to enhance students’ learning experience.

All proposals must include the Cover Sheet, including the appropriate department head signatures.

Cover Sheets:
Grant Reporting Forms:  Upon completing the awarded project, the awardee is responsible for submitting a project report to
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 10
Applications due: October 25
Notification of awards and grants: November 15

Spring Submission
Opening date for the submission of proposals
: February 4
Applications due: March 21
Notification of awards and grants: April 15 

Please note, the AVPA accepts applications for Virtual Workshop Grants on a continuous basis. The grant period is for a maximum of one year.
Notification of awards and grants: Within four weeks of the submission date.

Questions regarding each funding opportunity should be emailed to the Department:  Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts