• UARTS 250/550: Creative Process

    The objective of Creative Process is to de-mystify creativity for students in all U-M units and years: to teach students that creativity is not a character trait or an event, but a process — one that will challenge their sense of competence and mastery, but that they can understand and eventually master, transforming both themselves and their work.

  • Student MicroGrants

    The ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant program awards up to $1,000 to students and student teams 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.

  • UpstART 200: Bicentennial Project

    Students and alumni are now invited to submit original work of any kind and in any medium in response to art, design or architecture at U-M to UpstART 200: A U-M Bicentennial Project of Student and Alumni Reflection and Making.

  • 42 Hours of Re_Creativity

    Our annual interdisciplinary design/build competition is held annually in March and challenges student teams against the problems inherent in waste, reuse, recycling, and reinvention – with projects that range from the practical to the fanciful to the abstract. Prizes from $500-$1,500 are awarded by a team of invited judges from the ranks of University faculty and staff and industry professionals.


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 Maya Crosman, ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant Recipient.