Vice Provost and the Council for the Arts -- Call for Proposals for Visiting Artist Grants (Duke Internal Funding - Restricted to Duke Programs, Departments and Units)

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Visiting Artist Grants support projects that will enrich the life of the university and broader community, augment the curricular efforts of a range of departments and programs, facilitate the interaction of artists and scholars, foster the reputation of Duke as a place where the arts are vital and diverse, and contribute to the arts as a whole. Applications are reviewed once per year during the spring semester by a committee appointed by the Vice Provost for the Arts, which presents its recommendations to the Council for the Arts for ratification. Upon the Council’s recommendation, grants are awarded by the Vice Provost for the Arts in consultation with the Provost.

The grant provides funding for visiting artist residencies at Duke University, which can take many forms depending on the desires of the sponsoring unit and the artist’s requirements. Residencies can be can be as short as three days or as long as a semester, but all require a period of residency at Duke and a teaching component.

It is anticipated that most awards will be in the $8,000 - $12,000 range, but in extraordinary situations a maximum of $20,000 could be awarded. The amount and number of awards will be based on the total funding available for distribution.

The grant period typically lasts one year. Participants may petition the Vice Provost for the Arts to roll over their award to the next fiscal year.

Submission date: Proposals are due by February 1, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Any program, department, or unit at Duke may apply for funding
  • The residency at Duke must have a minimum stay of at least three days and may be as long as a semester
  • The residency must include a teaching component
  • The visiting artist/ recipient must be able to receive the funds.  International recipients are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa in order to receive payment. For international recipients, the Department(s) hosting the recipient must assure that the visa process is appropriately handled by the recipient. The Department(s) is responsible for all arrangements relating to the residency including housing and all related expenses.



Funding Type





Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

February 1, 2017