The Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT has been piloting a grants program to support the exhibition activities of ACT faculty and students. The goal of the program is to facilitate and encourage ACT faculty and student exhibitions while remaining fiscally responsible, optimizing the use of ACT resources, and ensuring experimentation within a safe environment. In addition, ACT administers funding provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT), an organization that supports art at MIT.
First year ACT students may submit a single application for both the CAMIT and ACT Pilot funds. Second year students may apply directly to CAMIT in either their third or fourth semester. Second-year ACT graduate students may apply to the ACT-administered CAMIT pool in the semester in which they do not make a direct application to CAMIT.
- Evaluation Criteria
- Unsupported Expenses
- Application Procedure
- Project Reporting
ACT will give a maximum of $1,000 to a single project. However, the pilot grant application can be used to request funding from the ACT-administered CAMIT pool. Applications should be no longer than three pages, including a one-page, detailed budget. Please use the budget to indicate requested sources of funding; a sample budget is provided below:
|Materials||$ 1535||$ 400||$ 100||$ 35|
|Total||$ 2,282||$ 920||$ 1100||$ 262|
To facilitate the proper evaluation of the proposal, we ask the applicant to describe the proposed project in as much detail as possible. All proposals must include a faculty member, either as a sponsor or as an applicant.
Key questions to answer include, “Who are the members of the team? What type of exhibition is proposed? What does the production of the exhibit involve? Where will the exhibition take place and how long will it last? What approvals are required and which, if any, have been received? What is required to de-install the exhibit?” Supplemental information is encouraged, but should be limited to no more than 10 pages of information.