Call for Student Projects by the Department of Arts, Culture and Media Equity and Diversity in the Arts

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA)


Fall 2017, Winter 2018


Application Deadline: November 6 th , 2017


The Equity and Diversity in the Arts Committee (EDA) is seeking proposals for

student-led creative and research-based projects from students enrolled in any

program in the Department of Arts, Culture & Media (ACM).


What Is EDA?

The Equity and Diversity in the Arts Committee is an integral part of the Department of

Arts, Culture and Media and its mandate is to promote diversity of all kinds, including

diversities of race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or identity, age,

ability or disability, religion and aesthetic or traditions of practice. EDA aims to increase

understanding across difference, to challenge social and institutional barriers to equity,

and to empower students to champion diversity in their professional pursuits. The

committee supports work by students and faculty, including performances,

conferences, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, research projects, students placements,

online initiatives and publication.


This Call for Student Projects

EDA wants to support new individual or collaborative student projects from across the

ACM Department that help in some way to further the aims of the EDA mandate.

Projects can be creative- and/or research-oriented and be from any discipline. If the

proposal is successful, the student(s) could receive a grant of up to $750.



Students are eligible to receive funding if they are officially enrolled as full-time

students in an ACM Program at University of Toronto in Winter, Spring and/or Summer,




Your 1-2 page proposal will include:

● An overview of the project

● The relevance of the project to Equity and Diversity in the Arts mandate

● A preliminary budget (see below under Details for funding information)

● A timeline with a completion date (must be in the Summer or Fall semester

the fund is awarded)

As well as some supplementary material:

● A writing sample. This can be a research paper, proposal, script, etc. (no

more than 10 pages).

● Documentation of a creative project in any discipline. Documentation of

supporting materials can be up to 10 jpeg images (no larger than 5MB each)

OR up to 5 minutes of video documentation OR a completed or

work-in-progress game OR audio file OR other material appropriate to your


● A one-page description of documentation supporting materials.



Monday November 6th, 2017 at 5pm. To be submitted to



● Students may submit only one application. If you are part of a collective, one

person needs to be named as the lead applicant.

● A Final Report must be submitted along with documentation to the EDA

Committee 30 days after the project is completed. All projects must be

completed in the semester the fund was awarded in. The project must be

completed by April 30th, 2018.

● Label all documents as follows: LastName_FirstName_EDAProposal,

LastName_FirstName_EDADocumentation, etc.

● Submit application to with subject line EDA Student

Project Proposal .

● Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.

● Questions about this call for student projects may be directed to Julie Witt,

Coordinator ACM Connects, and EDA Committee Member:

● There is limited funding. We seek to fund only two projects for this competition.

● Adjudication: Note that the EDA Committee is advisory to the Chair of Arts,

Culture & Media. The committee members—Barry Freeman (chair), T.L. Cowan,

Julie Witt, Trisha Lamie, Ella Cooper and two ACM student

representatives—only evaluate proposals and make recommendations to the

ACM Chair.

● Please note that the decisions will be made at the end of November. If you have

any questions, please contact the Chair of the EDA committee.