Primary contact: Dana Jessen
Project Term: Winter Term 2021 - The XARTs grant will be awarded for remote opportunities only. Students are encouraged to design projects that they can complete entirely from their place of residence while adhering to all applicable laws and health department guidance, without placing themselves or others in harm's way.
- Projects may not include travel
- Students are eligible to apply for up to $500 each
- Graduating seniors are eligible to apply
- College students who are enrolled in Oberlin's summer term are not eligible to apply for the XARTs grants
Info session(s): Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
Application deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EDT
*In order to access the application form, you must be signed into your Oberlin account.
The XARTS Fund supports the development and execution of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, artistic projects to be implemented during winter term and summer by students in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creative and focused cross-disciplinary endeavors will be awarded grants of up to $500.
Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the application process and the challenges of implementing funded project by taking advantage of workshops, courses, and advising through the Office of Conservatory Professional Development and the Creativity and Leadership Program. Applicants are encouraged to review their proposal prior to submission with Dana Jessen , Director of Professional Development.
Who should apply?
All current Oberlin College of Arts & Science or Conservatory of Music students – in good academic standing – are eligible to apply.
- Only applicants working toward multidisciplinary projects will be considered.
- The XARTS Fund is not available to support an individual’s participation in a group projects, unless the individual’s use of the grant is to support distinctive work separate from that of the group project.
- Each discrete project may be funded only once by the XARTS Fund.
- Students on leave are not eligible for funding.
Prior to starting your application please prepare the following materials. Once in the form, you will not be able to save and return:
- Project title
- Project dummary (50 words or fewer)
- Amount requested (not to exceed $500)
- Narrative: A detailed description of the project and implementation plan. The narrative should:
- Describe the way(s) in which the project is multi-disciplinary, creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial.
- Address how the project will advance the professional goals of the applicant(s).
- Not exceed 2,000 words.
- Budget: One page (sample budget )
Provide a summary of the expenses associated with your activities and expected revenue from other sources, if any. Please note the following stipulations on expenditures:
- Expenditures on acquired (not renting) capital goods – such as laptops, software and equipment in general – may not exceed $100.
- Students may not pay themselves a salary, though they may pay others directly for their services.
- Award money may not be spent on liquor.
- A 100-word biography and unofficial Oberlin transcript for each student involved in project.
- A signed, confidential letter of support from a College or Conservatory faculty member who can comment on your ability to implement the proposed project. Faculty members may submit letters of support directly to Jeanne Rosecrans or attach the letter in a sealed envelope signed by the referee to Jeanne’s office (Kohl 309).
- Supporting audio, video, or portfolio files that highlight your work.
- If your project includes the research of human subjects, please review information about Oberlin’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) process and contact Dana Jessen prior to submitting your application.