Fall Semester FAF Grants Awarded to Student-Led Organizations

November 15 2019

The College of Fine Arts gives opportunities to student-led groups to apply for funding through Fine Arts Fees (“FAF”) Grants. FAF Grants fund extracurricular student projects yearly in fall and spring funding cycles. The FAF Grants Funding Committee is comprised of peer-selected student leaders from each CFA unit. This cycle, the FAF Grants Funding Committee awarded $71,000 to projects that engage the enhance student learning and the student experience for the larger University community, and/or create or host arts events on campus or in the greater Salt Lake Area. 

The FAF Grants Funding Committee met on November 1, 2019 to hear proposals and make funding decisions for the fall semester. 
After hearing grant proposals from every unit in the CFA, several promising student-led projects were selected to receive funding through the FAF Grants. 

Here are a few highlights!  

Under Pressure from the Department of Art & Art History received funding to travel to the 2020 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Great Salt Lake Low Brass Society received funding to bring internationally acclaimed trombone and piano duo Peter Steiner and Constanze Hochwatner to perform and teach a master class in the School of Music.

The Animation Crew from the Department of Film & Media Arts is traveling to the Creative Talent Network exposition, the leading showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists in November. 

Modern Dance Student Concert Committee in the School of Dance received funding to put on all student choreographed show in the Marriott Center for Dance Studio 240 Black Box. 

CNAfME at the University of Utah received funding to travel and attend to the Utah Music Educators Association Conference in St. George, Utah, to network and expose the students attending to new and developing ideas in music education.

 The funding committee retained some funding for the Spring funding cycle, which will take place on February 28, 2020.
CFA sponsored student organizations who are interested in seeking funding in the Spring cycle can write proposals for projects that will take place from February 28 through June 30, 2020. 

For information about how to create a CFA sponsored student organization, students can seek guidance through Office of Student Leadership & Involvement. The first step is to become a recognized student organization. There are two open recognition periods between now and the next funding cycle: November 3-15 and February 2-14. 

Thank you to all the student organization leaders for their grant submissions, FAF Grant student leaders for their work, and the staff members in the CFA Dean’s Office who make FAF Grants possible every year!