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Inaugural Arts for All Fellows Awarded $112.5K in Grants

By Jessica Weiss ’05

Research into making natural color textile dyes more sustainable. A musical performance, workshop and recording project in collaboration with incarcerated youth. An interactive game that allows players to journey through Afrofuturist worlds.

These are among the research proposals that have received funding from Arts for All through its inaugural Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowship. Ten faculty members and five graduate students received a total of $112,500 in awards for 2024–25.

As Arts for All completes its third year, the expansion to include faculty and graduate student fellows is an important step in supporting researchers whose work “integrates the arts throughout campus and within our community,” said Craig Kier, Arts for All director.

“I am thrilled with the interest in this new funding program and the breadth of student and faculty research we’re able to support with these inaugural fellow cohorts,” Kier said. “We're excited to share their research activities with our community throughout the coming year.”

Arts for All was especially interested in supporting publicly engaged research activities, so many of the projects have a public-facing component. Read about the full list of funded projects at

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