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Arts and Humanities


An initiative of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund for the arts, humanities, and design supports our finest scholars and creative artists.

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Important Dates

See important dates for the 2015-16 Imagine Fund grant programs.

2014-15 Imagine Fund Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of 2014-15 Imagine Fund awards.

News & Events

Application period is open for Imagine Fund Annual Faculty Awards and Special Events Grants

The online application system is now accepting applications for two 2015-16 Imagine Fund awards programs: $5,000 Annual Faculty Awards and Special Events Grants.

The Imagine Fund grant programs support projects in the arts, humanities, and design at the University of Minnesota.

The application deadline for Annual Faculty Awards is Monday, October 27, and the deadline for Special Events proposals is Monday, December 1, 2014.  Read more...

New Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair to be Awarded for 2015-17

The provost has launched a second University Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair, to be awarded in early 2015 for 2015-17. The two-year chairs typically have a first year that is more generative, with the second year a "culminating" year of activities that are more public and that engage the campus and external communities. The dual chairs and their staggered terms will establish a rhythm of one chair beginning its generative phase while the other emerges into full bloom. The deadline for the 2015-17 chair is Monday, February 2, 2015.Read more...