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Student Arts Grants

Each semester, the Arts Initiative awards grants to help students create non-curricular arts projects and share their artistic talents with the Columbia community.

Past projects have included concerts, cultural showcases, dance performances, literary publications, theater, and visual arts events, among many others. Columbia University-recognized students groups, unrecognized groups, and individual students are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed once per semester per group/individual. View photos from recent arts grant recipients.

Important Dates - Spring 2019

1/22 Applications open
2/1 at 1 PM,
Dodge 603
Information session
Recommended for first time applicants. RSVP to
2/15 [new deadline] Final deadline for events taking place in February and March
3/1 [new deadline] Final deadline for events taking place in April and May

Email your completed application and project budget form to:


Eligibility and Guidelines »

Frequently Asked Questions »

Download the application (PDF) »

Download the project budget form (XLS) »

Images: (L to R) Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Artist Society, African Students Association's Afropolitan, NOMADS