The Dartmouth Centers Forum (DCF) is proud to announce a new theme for its sponsored events in the 2012-2013 academic year: Centering the Arts at Dartmouth. We adopt this in concert with the President's and Provost's announcement of the upcoming academic year as the Year of the Arts at Dartmouth. The opening of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, the 50th anniversary of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts and the renovation and expansion of the Hood Museum of Art all prompted this celebration. Each of our member centers will devote some of its programming efforts to celebrating the power of the arts in promoting our various missions.
Our goals this year are to spotlight:
For the past two years, the DCF has provided funding through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to students, faculty, and staff interested in hosting a program based upon the DCF's theme. This year the DCF, in collaboration with the Year of the Arts' (YOA) Steering Committee, is requesting proposals from staff and students for event funding during the winter and spring terms. (Faculty event proposals are being considered via another funding source through the Year of the Arts.)
Through this RFP, the DCF wishes to work in partnerships to facilitate meaningful discussions about the power of the arts, especially the arts at Dartmouth, to advance the missions of our member centers. The DCF hopes that this goal can be achieved through panels, workshops, discussions, and performances that will enable all members of the community to consider how powerfully the arts affect our understanding of the world, its people and its problems.
The deadline for proposals for spring term events is noon on April 5, 2013. Proposal budgets should not exceed $4,000. The selection committee may choose to award full or partial funding. Successful proposal submitters will be contacted on, or around, April 12, 2013.
Please complete the Proposal Form (.pdf or .doc) and send it to the DCF. Proposals that demonstrate collaboration among organizations and strive for intergroup dialogue and engagement are highly encouraged. We hope to receive proposals representing a broad range of activities from in-depth dialogues with a few participants to larger, campus-wide programs.
Three events were awarded funding during the fall term, including:
Seven events were awarded funding during the fall term, including (more detail, coming soon):
Last Updated: 3/8/13