ARTSwego is the primary source of support on the SUNY Oswego campus for programs and special current projects that complement the educational mission of the college through residencies, exhibits, and other forms of engagement with arts professionals. Examples include the ARTSwego Performing Arts Series, Ke-nekt' Chamber Music Series, Living Writers Series, Visiting Artist Program, and Tyler Art Gallery exhibits. One-time projects proposed by academic departments and faculty are also eligible for support.
Resources for these activities come from the voluntary student arts fee, and contributions by faculty, staff, and community supporters. ARTSwego-supported activities serve all members of the campus and wider community. Specific projects in the arts often receive additional support from local and regional arts agencies, businesses, and private foundations.
Proposals for ARTSwego support are received in the late spring for activities that will take place in the following academic year, and are reviewed on the basis of artistic quality, educational relevance, strength of planning, and commitment of other funds or resources. Funding recommendations are the responsibility of the Arts Programming Board, a diverse committee with faculty, staff, and student representation.
Special Funding for Virtual Arts Experiences
In response to an emphasis placed on online learning caused by COVID19, ARTSwego has created a new funding opportunity that serves to encourage virtual arts experiences (in physical and virtual classroom spaces) that enhance the cultural environment of the college and augment academic offerings. This specific fund will directly support the cost of hiring arts professionals to conduct virtual class meetings, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations, etc. ARTSwego encourages faculty and staff from across campus to think creatively about the ways arts professionals can enhance curriculum and offer unique perspectives to a variety of topics and subject matters. Projects that include cross-discipline (cross-course) collaborations (for example - connect with a colleague in another section/ course who might also benefit from the experience) are of particular interest.
To apply for ARTSwego funding- Due April 6, 2020
- Read 2020-21 ARTSwego Guidelines (PDF)
- Download and save 2020-21 Funding Application Form (PDF) to your computer.
- Important Note: Please complete the Funding Application in Adobe Acrobat. Then save the application again before sending it as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Images and links may be included.)
- Download and complete the 2019-20 Summary Report Form (PDF) within 30 days after the completion of the funded program. Return the completed form to email@example.com.
Flexible Funding is NOT intended to take the place of the March deadline for regular funding requests. It is to allow the college to take advantage of ‘last minute’ opportunities. At least one component of the program must be open to and promoted to the campus community. There is a $500 maximum request which should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event and are subject to approval by the ARTSwego Program Committee.