The Community Engaged Arts and Humanities award invites UVM students to take their talents off campus and to engage with groups in the community that interest them—especially those communities whose stories are underrepresented or poorly represented by the mainstream culture—and then to employ their creative skills in collaboration with members of the groups to translate their stories into creative and scholarly projects. We are especially interested in projects based in Vermont, though will consider applications for projects that are further afield.
The goals of this award are to:
- Encourage and support students and faculty striving to connect their work to the concerns of underrepresented social communities. Projects might explore cultural practices, identities, involvement with social issues, or simply highlight the character of little-known places where people might gather.
- Foster innovation in the arts and humanities by engaging with and responding to stories and issues that are important to underrepresented communities.
- Encourage and support the creation of publicly-engaged creative and scholarly projects resulting in exhibitions, performances, or other forms of public presentation, especially those that directly involve members of those communities.
The maximum amount of the award is $2,000.