Student Spike! Grants

Funded by a student Spike! Grant, studio art major Stewy Robertson '15 painted a mural in the Knobloch Campus Center. Watch the time lapse to see how the work progressed over fall break.

Student Spike grants support student-driven, student-led, student-performed art on campus. Thanks to the generous giving of members, Friends of the Arts has developed a new grant program to help encourage extracurricular student art on campus. We believe in the creativity and artistic innovation of Davidson students, and we hope to enhance the arts culture on campus.

Grants are open to all majors. Individual or group projects are accepted. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary projects. Projects must be extracurricular, and not related to coursework, research, or honors thesis work. Students apply directly to Friends of the Arts with no departmental or faculty sponsorship. Awards will be made up to $1,500 per grant and the project will have to be completed before May 5.

Grants can be in any art genre including (but not limited to) theatre, film, music, dance, visual art, spoken word, and creative writing.

Grant Application & Timeline

Fall applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on September 30. Spring applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on January 30. Applicants will receive notification of awards as soon as possible. Download the Spike! Grant Application (DOC).

Funding & Expectations

Student Grants will be distributed through a college project account. Grant recipients are expected to keep receipts and submit them for verification. Grant recipients will be expected to attend an orientation meeting, have regular check-ins, document their creative process, and do an on-campus presentation of the completed project.

Questions

If this process seems unclear, we will be having an information session to further explain and answer any questions you may have. The next meeting will be held in December. If you have questions please contact Elizabeth Hunter at elhunter@davidson.edu or Sherry Nelson at shnelson@davidson.edu with any concerns.