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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 three competitive grants:  AVPA Course Development Grant, Arts Enhancement Grant and the Virtual Workshop Grant.
  • AVPA Course Development Grant Application: 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 Application: 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.
  • 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.

The AVPA Director and the AVPA Advisory Board will adjudicate grant applications.
Granting Schedule - AVPA Course Development & AVPA Arts Enhancement Grant
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
Granting Schedule - AVPA Virtual Workshop Grant
There are two granting periods per academic year:

To accommodate applicants’ schedules, the grant offers two deadlines of Fall and Spring.

Opening date for the submission of proposalsImmediately
Fall deadlineAugust 10, 2020
Notification of awards and grantsAugust 14, 2020
Spring deadlineJanuary 11, 2021
Notification of awards and grants: January 15, 2021

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