Public Arts and Humanities Project

About this opportunity




Ana Velasco,


Rolling through May 1, 2025, or until funds are exhausted

Award cycle:

Funding available:

$25,000 maximum

The Public Arts and Humanities Project is a program to fund new research and creative activities that benefit the community and Indiana at large. Applicants must partner with civic or other community organizations to plan and manage a research or creative project with academic as well as public deliverables. 



  • All IU tenured and tenure-eligible faculty are eligible to apply.
  • Those employed at IU but not on tenure track, whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity, are eligible to submit proposals with an explanation of the importance of research or creative activity to their evaluation in the letter of support from their chair or dean.
  • Visiting and adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, faculty emeriti, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are not eligible.


  • $25,000 maximum award amount
  • Both short- and long-term projects will be considered

Application Requirements

Application sections include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Project narrative and rationale (one-two pages) comprised of the following:
    • background and significance of the project (please give context for the project and comment on its significance within the wider context of the humanities or arts in general )
    • nature of the collaboration between researcher or artist and the wider community as well as specific community partners
    • the unique skills, expertise, knowledges, and networks of the researcher or artist and all community partners to accomplish the proposed project
    • potential impact of the project on the applicant’s field and the community at large as well as an assessment of potential audiences
    • goals of the project, including both academic and community deliverables
    • work plan and timeline to accomplish goals
  • Completed budget worksheet
  • Project timeline
  • Letters of support can/should come from campus as well as community partners: one from each key community partner or partner organization and from each faculty partner or department
  • Biosketch or brief CV (limited to 3 pages)