The Association of Performing Arts Presenters announces the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grants program to 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.
APAP will administer up to eight grants of $100,000-200,000 each. 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). Applicants are not required to be current APAP members, but any applicants invited to submit a full application in Round II must become an APAP member.
Applications are now closed. Semifinalists will be announced in July 2013.
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