Division of the Arts Launches Artivism Student Action Program (ASAP)

The Division of the Arts is launching a new student funding program called the Artivism Student Action Program (ASAP). This exciting new program awards funding to students and/or Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) looking to channel creativity into activism. Funding amounts vary for projects led by an individual student (maximum grant amount is $1,500) or a collaboration between faculty, staff, a team of students, or RSOs (maximum grant amount is $5,000). Whether this looks like hosting an exhibition, concert, collective action, workshop, or other creative programming intersecting artistry and activism, we want to know how you will use the arts as a force for social transformation!

As the name suggests, ASAP applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, on a rolling basis. We recognize the barriers and “red tape” that can come between the creative process and getting ideas off the ground—especially in response to current events and needs.

All UW–Madison students in any major or year of study are eligible. We encourage projects with campus and community partnerships that feature, center, benefit, and/or are led by people marginalized due to their racial, sexual, religious, cultural, and gender identities; physical abilities; socioeconomic status; or any other form of identity-based oppression not listed here.

Contact us at asap@arts.wisc.edu with questions or to discuss your project with us! Read our guidelines and apply at: artsdivision.wisc.edu/asap-fund