Student Org Support

How can we support you?

Arts at Michigan supports student arts orgs with publicity, funding, and guidance in their important role in the Michigan arts community! The student arts HUB is a designed to help make those connections happen. Tell us how we can help you!

We want to know what your organization is doing, and we want to make sure other students know too! Submit an event to be featured on our calendar, or in the weeklyArtsInfo email.

Need some suggestions about where to look for rehearsal space or where to find funds to print your next issue? Need ideas for exhibition spaces or collaborators? Or maybe you're looking to start a new organization or plan a new event. Arts at Michigan staff would love to meet with you and help you figure things out. Email us to let us know how we can help.

Started in 2014, the Accolades Achievement in the Arts Awards were designed to recognize the accomplishments of the many extraordinary student arts groups on campus. With awards for student orgs in music, theatre, dance, comedy, community arts engagement, publication design and more, the Accolades help give credit to the great contributions student arts orgs make to the campus arts community.

The Arts Initiative occasionally has events where we hire student groups to perform, like Artscapade. We also feature student org events on our Passport to the Arts vouchers. If you are interested in having your event featured, email us a month or so before your event to let us know you'd be interested. We can't include every event that gets proposed, but we'd love to get some information to see if your event would be a good fit.

The Arts Initiative has a couple blogs that can feature stories about your work. Our [art]seen blog features student-written reviews of arts events like concerts, plays, and exhibitions. Campus Creatives features student arts organizations at the Michigan in our weekly ArtsInfo email. If you are interested in having your organization featured, let us know!

Student Organizations and individuals who are engaging in arts programming can apply for project-based funding through the Student Mini-Grant program. Offering up to $1000 per project, these grants are specifically designed to support either singular arts projects and initiatives, or to launch new ongoing programs. In the past Student Mini-Grants have supported everything from student-written theatre productions, literary magazines, exhibits, multimedia performances, short films and graphic novels. On average, 50 different arts projects are supported each year. Applications are submitted online and four application deadlines are scheduled through the academic year. Visit our funding page for information about SMG and other funding opportunities!