Collaborative Arts Teaching Program

Teatro Tour Spring, '15

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

The IHC invites proposals from UCSB faculty members for funding through its Collaborative Arts Teaching Program (formerly known as Community-Engaged Participatory Pedagogy in the Arts Program). Awards of up to $4,000 will be made for visual and performing art projects housed within undergraduate or graduate courses at UCSB that will take place in the current or following academic year. 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. Proposals for continuing projects that have already been funded through the program must indicate how the course and/or project is different from and builds on the prior iteration. 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. Funds must be used within the current or subsequent academic year. Applications are due by November 15, 2019 at 5 pm. For further information, contact IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad at

Application Instructions

To apply, submit an online application form, which also requires you to upload the following as PDF files:

  • 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.¬†Please use this template as a starting point for your budget and briefly explain any budget items that are not self-explanatory. (NB: IHC funds can be used for equipment rental but not purchase.)
  • a letter of support from a potential community partner
  • if the project incorporates a visiting artist, a letter of support from the artist