Juilliard's Summer Grants Program provides funding each year for projects conceived by Juilliard students that expand professional versatility, reflect concern for social responsibility as artists, and provide experiences that supplement the students' artistic studies and education.
Each year, three to five projects are chosen from dozens of applications. Recent projects funded by the School have included:
- A benefit concert in the hometown of two Juilliard students that raised over $6,400 and collected enough food for 26,300 meals for a Virginia food bank
- Arts empowerment workshops in dance, drama and music creativity for at-risk and paroled youth. in Detroit, Michigan to build confidence, develop communication & learning skills, and creativity
- A series of workshops and master classes led by a wind quintet for children in rural Kenya
- A chamber music camp in Garland, Texas created and directed by a graduate violist
- A dance camp and skills-building workshop for underserved youth in Ohio
- A program utilizing the arts – music, dance and drama - to teach grade school children with various medical afflictions, and to encourage healing in a medical clinic in Guatemala.
Activities like these deepen the students’ understanding of their role and impact as artists. Preference is given to projects that have not only educational value to the student beyond conventional artistic or academic studies, but also potential to benefit others, especially those in underserved areas of the United States. Students are encouraged to apply for summer grants by emailing a written description of the project and proposed budget, including contributions by the participants and other funding sources, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 1 of each year.
More information about Juilliard's Summer Grants Program can be found at the Office of Student Affairs, Room 100, Office of Career Services, Room 488, or the Office of Provost and Dean, 2nd floor.