student organization support

jumpstart & bridge support
(less than 3 years old)

Up to 10/year – up to $500 each 

ArtsEngine supports new and developing student organizations (less than 3 years old) pursuing interdisciplinary work through jumpstart seed funding of up to $500. This funding can underwrite general operating expenses.

Student organizations that receive jumpstart funding may apply for a second round of operational funding (up to $500) to continue demonstrated progress and growth toward the stage at which they are ready to apply to be an ArtsEngine sponsored organization.

The application will request basic student org info (e.g. mission, goals, members, anticipated expenses, etc.).

Applicants may also indicate what additional support would be helpful from ArtsEngine outside of seed funding (e.g. advising, marketing and recruitment assistance, space, etc.).

In order to prepare for submitting an application, you can see a PDF of the form HERE

  • October 15
  • December 15
  • March 15 

ArtsEngine sponsorship
(3+ years old)

Up to 5/year – up to $1,000/award/year 

ArtsEngine supports student organizations pursuing interdisciplinary work through 3-year operational funding support of $1,000/year. This funding can underwrite general operating expenses. Recipients of the ArtsEngine Sponsored Student Organization status will work with ArtsEngine starting in the summer following their selection to begin strategizing marketing and recruitment tactics for the early-fall recruitment season. Recipients will receive ongoing marketing and recruitment support, regular features in AE newsletters, advising – strategic vision development, and help connecting to collaborators/faculty advisors.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Work is interdisciplinary 
  • Goals for organization 
  • Goals for working with ArtsEngine
  • Plan for longevity/sustainability 


  • Cannot be sponsored somewhere else 
  • Must be from an ArtsEngine school/college 
  • Include full membership roster 

Additional materials requested include:

  • Budget/anticipated expenses 
  • Mission statement

In order to prepare to submit an application, you can view a PDF of the form HERE.

  • Applications due March 15
  • Selections announced April 1

ArtsEngine also supports student organizations through frequent, small (up to $250) project-based grants. Find information about this funding mechanism and apply online HERE.