Arts at Amherst Initiative Funding Support

The Arts at Amherst Initiative offers funding for programs that promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and connect artists with the broader Amherst community. The Initiative welcomes proposals for lectures, classroom activities, performances, and other community events. Funding applications can come from any department or faculty/staff organization on campus.

Past projects that have received funding support include the Accent: Politics, Technologies, Desires Conference, the Galentine's Day Breakfast and Broadsides event co-hosted by The Common and The Mead, the Sounds of Stonewall project, the Mead's Virtual Gallery project as well as residencies by visiting visual artists and performing artists such as Christopher Myers and the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. To read more about the types of projects we have funded, please take a look at our list of funded programming

The priority deadline for events happening in the Spring semester 2023 is November 18, However, funding requests that are submitted after this date are still considered depending on funding resources. We can not currently accept funding requests for projects occurring outside of the 2022-2023 Academic Year.