Office of Community Engagement
Community Engagement Grant Funds (maximum award amount: $1500)
The OCE is able to support both curricular and extracurricular projects that:
- Are designed and implemented in collaboration with at least one community partner or seek to foster new relationships with one or more potential partners.
- Respond to a community-identified issue, opportunity or need.
- Engage MICA students in project design and implementation.
- Seek to create tangible outcomes. Examples include but are not limited to: a transference of skills or knowledge; a beautified public space; a collection or oral histories; a newly-launched arts program; etc.
- Exhibit a strong degree of community support as indicated by letters of recommendation from partnering organizations, and/or successful past collaboration between this applicant and the organizations or constituencies involved.
Letters of recommendation from partnering organizations that confirm both the need for the project, and the partnering organization's interest in or history of collaborating with the applicant, are highly recommended and will be considered in the grant review process.
Office Of Student Affairs
Community Service Funds (maximum award amount: $750)
The Student Affairs Community Service Fund is dedicated to providing funding for students engaged in service, volunteerism, community art, and service learning opportunities in the greater Baltimore region. The fund is available for co-curricular, student-driven initiatives and may not fund projects that are for classroom credit or a required practicum.
Students are encouraged to apply for funds for projects that engage MICA students and community members collaboratively, while supporting a particular need or purpose in the community. This grant is primarily intended as a one-time resource for singular projects or as seed funding for larger projects.
Community Arts Partnership
CAP Special Project Fund (maximum award amount: $1000)
Through the generosity of the France-Merrick Foundation, the CAP Office is able to offer a special project grant, worth up to $1000, to support community arts projects by past and present CAP interns. Funds may be used to pay for supplies for a specific project, publish a zine, paint a mural, etc. Funds may not be used to pay participants' or consultants' salaries or honoraria. Funds are intended to support student-driven initiatives and may not fund projects that are for classroom credit or a required practicum. Given the foundation's presence in Baltimore, these funds are intended to support work benefiting communities in the Baltimore metropolitan region. All grants require supervision by a CAP Office staff member. Only students who have successfully completed a CAP internship in the past or who are current CAP interns in good standing may apply for this grant.