The MFA-IA program is excited to announce the launching of a new on-going artist grant, the Lupita’s Artist Grant, to support work in and around various communities.

We are inviting artists to submit proposals for projects that address the program’s commitment to an interdisciplinary practice. For this first iteration of the Lupita’s Grant, we seek to fund the work of artists who are particularly interested in generating objects or activities, engaging a critical discourse surrounding notions of “Place”. These projects may occupy multiple contexts, but should somehow open up spaces for opportunity, interaction and conversation. Projects of all scales are welcome, with the idea that the Lupita’s Grant can support small gestures or help facilitate bringing big ideas into fruition. Submissions should include a detailed written proposal, including information about specific materials to be used, spaces to be occupied, potential collaborators and duration of the project. The quality of the proposal and past work samples as well as the feasibility of the proposed project will be considerations for the committee. As a part of project proposals, we ask that artists consider the creation of an archive as part of the project, in the form of an object, a map, or other document that will become part of the MFA-IA program’s project archive.

More information about the grant and the application process: Lupita’s Grant 2015 Application Info

(featured photo by J. Damron)