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Stanford guest artist David Szlasa and students build a portable art studio with a small group of students at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Arts Funding, Internships, and Jobs

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Arts Funding

Undergraduate Research Student Grants

Several types of grants are available to support original, independent creation in all media.  Students interested in undertaking a creative project are eligible for all of the grants offered through Undergraduate Research in Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Learn more about Student Grants

Departmental Funding

Many departments may offer discretionary funds to assist with individual art projects. Students should speak to their advisor about this possibility. A few examples are:

Department of Art & Art History

Theater and Performing Arts (TAPS)

Department of Music

VPA Student Arts Grants

VPA Student Arts Grants enhance the rich and varied cultural landscape throughout campus by supporting the creation and presentation of extracurricular arts projects by current Stanford students. These grants provide financial support for producing on-campus performances and exhibitions featuring Stanford students. Undergraduate/co-term student duos/teams and registered student organizations are eligible to apply!

Arts Internships and Jobs

Working behind the scenes in the arts can be a creative and engaging experience, giving you a practical and insightful glimpse into arts-related fields. Working in the arts can mean many things, as positions may span a large spectrum of responsibilities and skill sets. On campus, you can find a regular list of positions with arts departments, organizations and even student groups. The Student Arts website and the BEAM - Stanford Career Education website list up-to-date information and job postings.