Arts Innovation Grants

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is sponsoring Arts Innovation Grants to support artistic innovation at Johns Hopkins. Arts Innovation projects are intended to spark creativity, encourage interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations, and extend the reach of the arts and humanities programs at Johns Hopkins to the greater Baltimore community. The Mellon grants, with their emphasis on innovation, are intended to stimulate new (or substantially improved) activities.

Both faculty and students are eligible to submit proposals. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2018. Grant proposals will be reviewed in March 2018 for initiatives scheduled to occur in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

Eligible Areas: Film, Theater, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Digital Media, Museums and Exhibitions, Media Studies

Examples of potential projects:

  • The development of new courses that allow small classes to travel to “arts destinations” for both research and experiential learning
  • Collaborative screenwriting projects between the Film and Media Studies Program and the Writing Seminars
  • Artists-in-residence programs that offer students opportunities to work in close collaboration with theater, film, literary, and visual artists
  • A public lecture series featuring leading artists and performers
  • Research support for senior theses and capstones in the arts
  • Support for concerts, readings, and other performances