The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) is now accepting applications for our undergraduate Action Research grants. These grants are aimed at supporting arts and cultural projects with the capacity to have a significant impact on campus/community life. Projects may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, performances, concerts, guest-artist visits, site-specific art, workshops, festivals and publications that foster innovation and campus engagement through the arts. The Undergraduate Action Research awards, which range from $500-$2000, support student-led arts initiatives.
The UCIRA Action Research program awards are intended to support expanded praxis/participation-oriented proposals in which UC faculty and/or students partner as co-researchers and co-learners with representatives from a broad range of off-campus communities, organizations and agencies. Project proposals should be designed to develop and foster sustained relationships between academic and non-academic sectors and to encourage participants to work on mutually defined problems and projects situated within a real world context.