• Art/Sci Student Residency Program

    Art/Sci Student Residency program 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. Each residency comes with a cash prize and the expectation that a work of some kind will be produced as a response to experience.

  • Student MicroGrants

    Awards up to $1,000 for interdisciplinary student projects that incorporate arts as a central theme. Next application round deadline: October 6!

  • 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.

  • 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.


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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UpstART 200 Submissions

Submit your work or project to UpstART 200 or apply for a Student Maker Grant to fund your project!



Artists in Residence: Stamps Students in Space Lab
Six Teams Competed in the 2017 42 Hours of Re_Creativity
Congratulations to the winners and participants of this year’s competition!
UARTS 250 Receives Teaching Innovation Prize
Congratulations to the professors of UARTS 250: Creative Process!
Creative Capstone Project Exhibition and Reception
Duderstadt Gallery
Saturday, April 8, 4 – 6pm
First ArtsEngine ConFabCafe!
Creative Placemaking
Friday, March 24, 2017
MUSIC Matters presents the 6th annual SpringFest
Diag and North University Ave.
Friday, April 14, 11am – 5pm


Profile of Maya Crosman, ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant Recipient.