FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 1: ARTS IN ACTION ANNUAL GRANTS

Overview

USC faculty and students working with community partners are invited to submit project proposals to the Arts in Action grants program annually. Through these grants, Arts in Action activates community-based projects that address social issues, bring people together, facilitate dialogue, and create spaces to imagine and design future change.

Request for 2022 Proposals

Our October deadline for 2022 proposals has now passed. Check back for future opportunities, and in the meantime view our most recent Request for Proposals.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 2: USC ARTS AND CLIMATE COLLECTIVE

Overview

Calling all students! Are you passionate about using the arts, media and culture to address climate justice and sustainability?

The USC Arts and Climate Collective is a new initiative that offers support and awards funding of $1,350 (pretax) to students who are deploying their creativity to build and imagine sustainable futures. A new round of applications will open in the Fall of 2022. Open to all USC students.

How do I apply?

Sign up to Arts in Action’s newsletter to receive word of future opportunities and in the meantime read our proposal guidelines.

You can also check out our inaugural awardees for some inspiration!

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 3: MOBILIZE! MINI-GRANTS FOR STUDENTS

Overview

Spark your creativity and use art as an agent of change for the society you want to live in! Arts in Action’s Mobilize! program offers awards of up to $500 for USC students looking to channel their creativity and art into activism. Facilitate a songwriting workshop, create protest art, present a spoken-word event, or organize a community mural­. Encourage health and wellness, promote housing justice, address systemic racism, or support gender equality. These outlets and ideas are only the beginning. How will you use your passion to help change the world?

How to Apply

We offer two deadlines for applying to Mobilize! each year – one on March 31st, and another on October 31st. Thinking of submitting a proposal? Read our guidelines containing full details. Mobilize! is open to all USC students.

Take
Action

    Read our Request for Proposals for our Annual Grants Program?
    Upload the following in a single
    Word or .pdf document.


    • 1
      A preliminary proposal (in 500 words or less) that clearly describes the project, its objectives and anticipated outcomes, and its relationship to the Program’s mission
    • 2
      A 100-word abstract that clearly describes the project's workings
    • 3
      One-page biography including contact details for each USC team member. Lead authors for proposals must be current USC faculty or students.

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