"Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" performed by U-M Men's Glee Club

Visiting Artist Integration Project

The U-M Arts Initiative launched this cyclical semester-long visiting artist program to integrate the creative vision and dynamic thinking of artists into our process of engagement and learning. Upcoming deadline: November 6, 2023

Visiting Artist Support Grants

Intended for established visiting artists and residency programs, these grants aim to increase capacity and expand engagement on campus. Upcoming deadline: March 11, 2024

U-M Artist-in-Residence Award

Beginning in Fall 2024 and biennially thereafter, the Arts Initiative will award one distinguished artist an academic year-long residency with strong public components. Nominations will be accepted from August 14, 2023 through November 30, 2023.

A Travel Guide for Talking Hearts

A Travel Guide for Talking Hearts seeks to engage multiple audiences – students and members of University of Michigan’s communities – in a creative process that strengthens our human connection during the global coronavirus pandemic, the current transition period, and the evolution to a new normal.


The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) announced a partnership today with renowned nonprofit public art and history studio Monument Lab. In conjunction with this partnership, Dr. Farber will also serve as the University of Michigan Arts Initiative’s first-ever Curator-in-Residence.