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Arts and Humanities


An initiative of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund for the arts, humanities and design supports, in new and more substantial ways, our finest scholars and creative artists.

2008-2011 Report

The Imagine Fund:
Making a Difference 2008-2011

This report summarizes award activity and effectiveness over the first three years of the Imagine Fund program.

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News & Events

Prof. Ozayr Saloojee selected as new Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair for 2014-16

Professor Ozayr Saloojee, School of Architecture, was recently selected as the University's new Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair. Saloojee will assume this two-year role, awarded through the Provost's Imagine Fund, in July 2014. In partnership with a team of collaborators, Saloojee's work will span the topics of resiliency, community and extraction as part of a more broadly connected human and natural ecology. His team will create interdisciplinary coursework, community-based art and civic engagement projects, public symposia, a university-wide public lecture series, and pop-up presentations, exhibitions and lectures. Learn more about Prof. Saloojee's proposal »

Announcing 2014-15 Imagine Fund Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Imagine Fund Annual Awards. There were 119 awards representing research in the arts, design, and the humanities announced in January 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year. View the full list of winning Annual Awards »

Congratulations to the 2014 Imagine Fund Special Event Award recipients. Thirteen proposals were funded in February 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year. View the full list of Special Event award recipients »