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Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Program  


Announcing Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Grantees

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters is pleased to announce the six campus presenting organizations awarded Building Bridges grants. Awardees were selected for their ability to engage student and community populations and to increase knowledge and understanding of Muslim cultures through the performing arts. Projects will take place from January 2014 through February 2016. Full announcement and project descriptions are coming soon.

The 2013 Grantees are:

Learn more about the nine Building Bridges semi-finalists by reviewing their project narratives, artist choices and more.

APAP announced the 15 semi-finalists of Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement In July 2013.
Read that announcement here.

Program Background

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters' Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grants program follow upon the accomplishments and lessons learned from the Creative Campus Innovations grants program established in January 2006. Building Bridges supports U.S.-based performing arts presenting organizations interested in building interdisciplinary cross-campus and community collaborations that expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies.

Grantees are expected to plan and maximize resources collaboratively with campus-based and external community partners in order to engage targeted populations – with a primary focus on young people born after 1980 (the “millennial” population).

Read the Building Bridges FAQs.


Informational Webinars

APAP held two informational webinars on January 31 and March 5, 2013.

  • March 5, 2013. Guest speakers included Alicia Adams, Kennedy Center; Sulayman Al Bassam, SABAB Theatre; Dr. Joel Gordon, University of Arkansas; Rachel Cooper, Asia Society; Zeyba Rahman, Jungli Billi Productions; and Dr. Cynthia Schneider, Georgetown University. Listen to the recording.

  • January 31, 2013: Adam Perry from Arts Midwest served as a guest expert for questions related to Muslim projects, processes and programming. Listen to the recording.

Building Bridges is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art