Student MicroGrant Projects

The ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant program has funded 44 student-led interdisciplinary projects, where art has been a central theme of tenet. Below are brief descriptions and links to media of our funded projects and successful grantees – congratulations to all for their outstanding work!

2018-2019 Grantees

2017-2018 Grantees

2016-2017 Grantees

2015-2016 Grantees

2018-2019 Grantees

School of Music, Theatre & Dance Grantees

Sarah Adams
Stranger Things Haunted House
Sure to be upside-down-right frightening! Journey through various scenes based on the Netflix original series, Stranger Things, on the search for the town’s missing boy. Explore the Byers’ home, Hawkins National Laboratory, and more!

Elizabeth Kunert
Virago is an all new, all female Chamber Ensemble that will give their debut performance in MacIntosh Theatre, featuring video design by Camille Johnson and live video by Fee Christoph. They will perform their commissioned live version of “in the manner of her operations” by Detroit native composer Adam Cuthbert, as well as works by Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Bill Ryan.

Thomas Laub
FOR THE RECORD is an original work written by Broadway performer and University of Michigan faculty member Geoff Packard. This production will be the piece’s world premiere. Taking place in the Duderstadt Video Studio, FOR THE RECORD is a collaborative exploration of the world of a young man trying to escape the history of his family, haunted by the genetic disposition of Huntington’s disease. He learns no matter how hard you try, you can’t escape what’s written in your DNA.

Martin McGuire
A Doll’s House, Part 2
This project should absolutely be publicized! Here is the description: Hailed by The Washington Post as “the breakthrough play that the world has been waiting for,” A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 examines gender roles and how we communicate with those who disagree with us. Part drama and part comedy, this is the Michigan premiere of the 2017 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. Running Time: 90 Minutes. Free Admission.

Amy Wensley
Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students in Dance present a joint concert of their choreography at the conclusion of their studies in the Dance program. Alyssa Gorman, Annelise Senkowski, Kandis Terry, and Amy Wensley each perform a solo and present a group work, centered around ideas based on unity.

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College of Engineering Grantees

Saswat Sahoo
MedLaunch hosts the Biodesign Challenge, a yearlong design competition that empowers students to innovate in healthcare. Our mission is to work at the intersection of art, science and technology to improve the lives of people in our community. Our purpose is to connect people who are curious and want to make a difference so that together we can make the world a healthier place.

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