• Art/Sci Student Residency: Moldwin Prize

    Art/Sci Student Residencies encourages interdisciplinary learning and creative production by exposing students to life and work in an alternate discipline’s maker space – i.e. the artist in the engineering lab, the engineer in the artist’s studio or performance space.

  • Student MicroGrants up to $1,500

    Student MicroGrants up to $1,500 are available to support interdisciplinary projects which incorporate the arts as a central theme or component. These projects must have at least one participating member from one of the four North Campus schools or colleges and is open to both graduate and undergraduate applicants.

  • ArtsEngine and a2ru Receive Federal Arts Research Grant

    ArtsEngine and a2ru will create an evidence-based taxonomy describing the value of arts and design for higher education, communities, and workforce development.

  • a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit

    a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summits bring together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects. 80-100 undergrad and grad students attend from a2ru partner universities across the country. Summits have a strong project-based component with activities such as panel discussions with special guests, keynote speakers, site visits or field trips, performances and exhibitions, networking opportunities, and skill-building experiences throughout to collaboratively solve challenges with projects that integrate the arts and design with other disciplines to produce new knowledge; as part of a process of systematic questioning and inquiry; as part of creative activity and scholarship; as a mode of creative activity and scholarship; and in the exploration and discovery of processes, information, applications, ideas or performances. Apply by December 15 to represent the U-M campus!!


I don’t think the piece could have reached the somatic caliber without the generous funding and advice offered by ArtsEngine. ArtsEngine is a valuable aspect of the interdisciplinary making community here at UMich.” – Ruth B., Art & Design Student, 2016-17 MicroGrant recipient


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Profile of Masimba Hwati, ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant Recipient.