Faculty and instructional staff play an integral role in helping students develop their cultural
values and their life-long relationship to the arts. Course Connections funding supports faculty
and staff who are seeking to incorporate arts-based learning into the curriculum of any undergraduate
course at U-M. Students often indicate that their “most meaningful arts experience” at U-M occurred
when a professor took the class to see a performance, visit an exhibition, or meet with a visiting artist.
Up to $500 may be obtained through Course Connection grants to support course-related arts learning
activities. These funds may be used for admissions to museums and performances, workshops by visiting
artists, and course projects, such as theatrical performances, exhibitions, etc. For projects that are
integrated into more than one course, funding of up to $800 will be considered. Please note: Grant funds
cannot be used to pay for refreshments.
Faculty can also apply now for Course Connections funding for activities in the Fall 2023 semester that connect your course with the Fall 2023 Theme Semester, "Arts and Resistance." Help your classes explore how the visual, performing, and literary arts play a central role in shaping cultural and political narratives. Proposals associated with Arts and Resistance have the potential of being funded for up to $1500 through Course Connections.
Note: Each faculty member may only apply for project funding twice each semester.