Community-Engaged Participatory Pedagogy in the Arts Program


Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The IHC invites proposals from UCSB faculty members for funding through its Community-Engaged Participatory Pedagogy in the Arts Program.  Awards up to $4000 will be made for visual and performing art projects housed within undergraduate or graduate courses at UCSB that will take place in Winter, Spring or Fall of 2018, or Winter or Spring of 2019.  Applicants should engage with a community partner in conceiving, designing and executing a project that is significant to a particular community.  Partners may include non-UCSB community groups in Isla Vista and in the Santa Barbara region.  The program can be used either to seed projects for existing courses or as the basis for creating a new course with a community-engaged component; we welcome proposals that incorporate graduate student mentoring.  Funding may be used for residencies with visiting artists with experience in community-engaged participatory work, for materials and equipment, transportation, and other costs associated with the project.

Applications should be submitted to by November 15, 2017, and should include:

  • a cover sheet (click here)
  • a 4-5 page description of the proposed project, including an explanation of its goals in terms of community-building and transformation; the collaborative practices and principles through which the community partnership will be developed; the benefits to be realized from the execution of the project; the methods that will be used for the project; plans for dissemination of the results of the project
  • a budget for the program
  • a letter of support from a potential community partner
  • if the project incorporates a visiting artist, a letter of support from the artist

If you have questions about this program, please contact IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad:

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