The Student Arts Fund
The Student Arts Fund (SAF) helps students explore and deepen their interest in the arts through creative practice, self-directed projects, and event-based collaborations. Funding is granted for a wide range of creative pursuits. The Center encourages students to consider how their proposal will contribute to the public dialogue around the arts at Haverford.
The SAF is overseen by Hurford Center staff and students appointed by Students’ Council to the Hurford Center Advisory Board (HCAB). Students may apply for funding at anytime during the semester. All proposals will be reviewed after each deadline. There is no guarantee that funding will be available by the end of the semester, so students are encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible. A total of $5000 is available each semester for all projects combined.
Priority is given to proposals that are not supported or fully funded through other resources at Haverford or the Tri-Co.
For more information or questions about potential projects or proposals, contact Noemí Fernández, or visit the HCAH office in VCAM 104.
Student Arts Fund Deadlines
The E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund for Performance
Funding for the planning, organization, promotion, and production of performing arts is available through the E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund and the Hurford Center.
This grant is open to performers, technicians, directors, creators, designers, mixed-media installation artists, and anybody else who may be interested in producing challenging performing arts at Haverford.
Clyde Lutton '66 loved Haverford for its beauty, its academic rigor, and its ever-present but evolving focus on honor, dignity, and worth. He also loved theatre and the performing arts. Whether as actor, director, lighting technician, stagehand, or set designer; whether it was theatre, dance, or choral work, Clyde seized every opportunity to participate. Performance allowed him the freedom to grow and develop as a complete person, to try new things, to succeed and to fail, and to try again.
- The performance should take place during the academic year in which it has been proposed.
- The purpose of the grant is to enrich student life by encouraging students to take an active role in the production process, not to import performances from outside the college. The award recipient will be expected to collaborate on all aspects of the project as they work regularly with Hurford Center staff over the course of the academic year to plan, organize, promote, and produce their project.
- Priority will be given to productions whose potential appeal extends as far into the greater Haverford Community as possible. The criterion is breadth of inclusion, and its purpose here is to encourage works that will have meaning not only for students, faculty, administration, and staff, but to the broader community as well.
- Additional consideration will be given to productions that encourage collaboration between and among different disciplines within the performing arts.
- Students staging creative class or thesis projects are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Grantees will provide a report about their experience upon the project’s completion; the Hurford Center will share with the donor a copy of the accepted proposal as well as the report.
Contact Noemí Fernández for more information.
Lutton Fund Deadline
January 22, 2021
Up to $2,500
Dialogues on Art
Dialogues on Art are excursions that bring together small, interdisciplinary groups of students, faculty, and staff to visit exhibitions, performances, and screenings in the greater Philadelphia area followed by a conversation over lunch or dinner in the city.
The Center covers the cost of travel, admission or ticket fees, and meals. Any Haverford faculty member, student, or staff member may propose a Dialogues trip.
For information contact Noemí Fernández, or visit the HCAH office in VCAM 104.
Dialogues on Art Deadline
Not being offered during 2020-2021
The Tri-Co Film Festival
Held each May at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, the Tri-Co Film Festival showcases exemplary film and multimedia work by students from Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, and Swarthmore College. Highlighting the diversity of media production within the Tri-Co, the festival seeks work that demonstrates creativity, craft, and intentionality across a variety of genres and aesthetics.
The festival is supported by the Film and Media Studies Department at Swarthmore College, the Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College, the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College, and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
Contact tricofilmfest [at] gmail.com for more information.
Tri-Co Film Festival Deadline
TBA, Spring 2021
HCAH Festival Submission Fund
The Hurford Center offers $1000 annually to offset fees for students and young alumni submitting original work to film film festivals, art exhibitions, and other similar juried events up to one year after graduation. Limited funding may also be available for current students to travel to festivals should the work be accepted and shown.
For more information, contact Noemí Fernández, or visit the HCAH office in VCAM 104.
HCAH Festival Submission Fund Deadline
For Faculty & Students
Summer DocuLab is a donor-funded five-year program that develops student-faculty documentary work in VCAM. Students will spend ten weeks both on campus and in the field developing faculty-proposed documentary projects, working with visiting filmmakers, technicians, and other collaborators.