Welcome to the UpstART 200 Student Maker Grant Application!  These funds may be applied to any student generated project or work directly connected with and submitted to UpstART 200: A U-M Bicentennial Project of Student and Alumni Reflection and Making.

Student Maker Grants may be awarded for up to $200/individual and up to $1,000 for teams ($200/team member for up to 5 members).  

Awards are made on a rolling basis and applicants will receive a granting decision within two weeks of application submission.

Projects may be created in whatever medium you choose (film, music, technology, coding, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, creative writing, etc.) in response to a work of art, design, or architecture. These works associated with this project are curated in an archive of artifacts that was created to inspire as well as personally link your Michigan experience to our vast knowledge community. If you need to add your U-M art, design, or architecture inspiration to the archive, please submit it here.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
  • Open to current undergraduate and graduate students from U-M (as individuals or teams)
  • U-M student organizations may also apply as a team
  • Project must be linked in inspiration to an example of art, design, or architecture at U-M and curated in the UpstART 200 Archive  
  • Completed projects must be submitted into the UpstART 200 Submission Archive by December 31, 2017
If you have any questions about the submission process, or anything else related to UpstART 200, please contact us at artsengine.umich.edu.

About UpstART 200:  This project is made possible by the partnership of ArtsEngine, the University Library, the U-M Alumni Association, Arts at Michigan, the Detroit Center, the Office of Communications/Arts & Culture, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), the University Musical Society (UMS), and the U-M Bicentennial Office.
About ArtsEngine:  ArtsEngine stimulates and supports integrative project-based creative work and sustained research among faculty and students from North Campus and other U-M units. As a joint effort between the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and College of Engineering, ArtsEngine fosters transformative interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations. artsengine.umich.edu
Welcome to the UpstART 200 Project Submission site! 

Please fill out the submission form completely, including your contact information, project description, inspirational artifact(s) and any digital pictures, links or files that would support your project's display in the online archive throughout the U-M Bicentennial year.

All entries will be considered for inclusion in the final permanently curated online gallery and print publication, "Student and Alumni Reflections on the U-M Bicentennial, which will be completed Winter 2018.

To view the prompt archive, click here:

If you have any questions about the submission process, or anything else related to UpstART 200, please contact us at artsengine.umich.edu.

About The Project:  UpstART 200 is a yearlong creative production project for students and alumni to actively engage in meaningful connections to UM’s 200-year history via “making.” Students and alumni will be encouraged to create 200+ new works of all kinds – creative writing, spoken word, essays, visual arts, music, choreography, design, and technology –  as celebrate contemporary student art making on campus as well. These new works will be inspired by a newly created archive of prompts from an historic or culturally significant work of art, design or architecture held by, or otherwise connected to UM.
Student and alumni-generated response pieces will be collected and exhibited online through the University Library system throughout the Bicentennial period as well as at events and in exhibition spaces, with the best juried pieces curated permanently in a final print and digital publication, Student and Alumni Reflections from the U-M Bicentennial, Winter 2018.