Deadline: September 25, 2023 Fee (USD): $6.00

Upcoming Deadlines:

September 25, 2023 | For projects taking place Winter ‘24, Spring/Summer ‘24, & Fall ‘24

The Arts Initiative seeks large-scale collaborative projects to activate the campus; increase arts engagement for students, faculty, staff, and the region; and catalyze discovery through interdisciplinary partnerships. The Initiative is interested in a broad scope of projects that may be local, regional, national, or international and that reflect collaboration, involve multiple units/organizations, promote engagement and the growth of new and diverse audiences, and align with the mission of the University and Arts Initiative. Several projects will be selected each year that reflect a diversity of artistic, intellectual, and expressive modes, as well as audiences.

Grant amounts for this program range from $20,000 to $100,000. Applications will be accepted from all U-M personnel with authorization by their unit.


  • A strong partnership between two or more schools/colleges/units
  • A minimum of one signed letter of commitment from each of the two primary collaborators’ schools/units/departmental leadership (ideally from deans, department chairs, directors, etc.). The letters should explicitly state the school/unit/department’s support of the project, list the school/unit/department’s lead project personnel (PI and Research Process Administrator), describe the level of the school/unit/department’s commitment (both programmatic and financial), and the overall role of the school/unit/department as a major project collaborator.
  • A significant student engagement component
  • Projects with at least 20- 30% of budget support confirmed through other funding sources will be given priority.

For questions, contact Kathryn Grabowski-Khairullah, Program Curator, at

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