Co-Sponsored Programs and Events

ArtsEngine regularly co-sponsors programs, events and initiatives with a variety of campus partners, with the goal of increasing student engagement in the arts and across disciplinary boundaries.  

Science As Art Contest

The Science As Art Contest, co-sponsored with Arts at Michigan and the LSA Science Learning Center, challenges students to create art work that demonstrates a scientific idea or principle.  Cash awards are made in multiple categories, with a Grand Prize winner selected from all submitted work.  This year’s contest deadline is January 19, 2018.  



Art 4 Activism Competition

The 2018 Art 4 Activism Competition, co-sponsored with The Ginsberg Center and Arts at Michigan  combines student submitted short-form writing (on the theme of American Values?) with student designed poster graphics.  These finished posters will be printed and widely distributed on campus in the 2018-2019 academic year.  The deadline for the short-form writing portion of the competition is Friday, November 3, 2017.



UpstART 200: A U-M Project of Student and Alumni Reflection and Making

Celebrating and exhibiting student and alumni creative work, UpstART 200 is a U-M Bicentennial project encouraging active engagement with and connection to the University through inspiration form art, design and architecture.  Creative work of all kinds from across disciplines will be accepted into the online exhibition space through Winter 2018, after which the submitted works will be permanently curated as part of the history of the U-M Bicentennial.  To view the archive and submitted student work, visit:

UpstART 200 is supported by lead partners ArtsEngine and the University Library, and by contributing partners: the Alumni Association of U-M, Arts at Michigan, the U-M Detroit Center, U-M Arts and Culture, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), and the University Musical Society (UMS).



ArtsEngine also is a proud collaborator with and supporter of the following organizations, programs and initiatives:

Makeathon, presented by MPowered Entrepreneurship

Socially Engaged Design Awards, presented by the Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED)

The Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

The U-M Leadership Council for the Arts and Humanities