The Elemental Arts Initiative at Pomona College will come to an end this semester, and so will the Arts Inspiration grants that are part of the initiative.
This is a final invitation for Arts Inspiration grant proposals. Projects approved by the Elemental Arts committee will be funded on a first come, first served basis. All Arts Inspiration projects must be completed by May 7, 2015.
Arts Inspiration grants may be applied to senior thesis projects, if the project can be clearly related to Elemental Arts themes and aims. For more information please go to the Grants & Awards page of this website.
Applications should be submitted by April 7, 2015.
For more information please contact:
Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative, Pomona College
909.621.8186 (Theatre & Dance office)
Department of Theatre and Dance office, Seaver Theatre
300 East Bonita Avenue, Claremont CA 91711
Over the winter break, Karen Herrera PO ’15 and Kimberley Africa PO ’15 led a series of seven workshops at RiT Gallery in La Puente.
The Voices project, conceived, organized, and realized by Karen and Kim aimed to, “create an alternative art making space for at risk low-income youth,” in downtown La Puente, in partnership with the gallery, with the aim of developing art as a medium of empowerment for youth. Workshops on oil painting and printmaking were accompanied by lectures and discussions on art and social justice, particularly the work of artists and art collectives in the LA area.
The project culminates in an exhibition of participants’ work at RiT Gallery opening on January 17th.
The Voices project was supported by an Arts Inspiration grant from the Elemental Arts Initiative.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Elemental Arts Inspiration Grants
Calling all students! Bring your cross-disciplinary, art+anything, research and presentation, or senior thesis projects. Arts Inspiration grants for student-initiated projects are now open for application.
Submissions for Fall should be received by Tuesday, November 12, and for Spring 2014 by Tuesday, February 4.
Arts Inspiration grants are small grants up to $300 for interdisciplinary projects with an arts component. The grant may be considered for completion of senior thesis projects.
- Grants of up to $300 for student-initiated projects.
- Grants are available to all 5Cs students in Pomona College courses and performance ensembles.
- Interdisciplinary projects containing an artistic component are welcome and encouraged.
- Projects must be completed within 12 months of the approval of a grant.
More information and grant application guidelines here:
Previous Arts Inspiration projects include:
Stream of Conscience by Elicia Epstein PO’15
TERRA-rise! A Club Kids Tribute by Gabriela Guerra PO’14 (photos by Sana Javeri Kadri PO’16)
you are [not] alone by Andrew Hong PO’13 and Juliette Walker PO’13
Walking LA by Zoe Carlberg PO’12
YT Wong, Grant Coordinator, Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative, Pomona College
The first in a series of events for the social practice project “you are [not] alone” by Andrew Hong and Juliette Walker.
The piece explores the range of thoughts of the imminent future conceived by seniors in college on the brink of leaving the bubble of undergraduate life.
The project is supported by an Arts Inspiration grant from Elemental Arts.
The deadline for ArtsInspiration grants for student-initiated projects has been posted. The deadline for Fall 2012 applications is Monday, October 29.
ArtsInspiration grants are small grants up to $300 for interdisciplinary projects with an arts component. The grant may be considered for completion of senior thesis projects.
For more information please go to the Elemental Arts Grants & Awards page.
For those of us who missed Zoe Carlberg’s exhibition, Walking LA, here is a chance to experience it through her pictures. Many thanks to Zoe for sharing them with us.
The exhibition ran from November 16 through 19, 2011 at the Smith Campus Center Gallery, Pomona College.
Zoe Carlberg ’12 received an ArtsInspiration Grant to complete her senior thesis project and exhibition Walking L.A. The exhibition was mounted November 16 through 19, 2011 at Pomona’s Smith Campus Center Gallery.