Student Arts Grant

Student Arts Grants – How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are closed for 2023-24.

Sign up for the ArtsUpdate to learn about other available campus funding opportunities.

Applications for projects taking place in 2024-25 will open in September.

Step 1: Choose an Application Track

Registered Student Organizations (VSOs)

VSOs can apply for grants to support in-person (on-campus) and virtual events that are student-led, student-centered, and student-featured, including: student performances, exhibitions featuring students, arts-related workshops for students and arts-related speakers.

VSOs must apply for funding at least 4-6 weeks in advance of their event.

Awards range from $250-$5,000.

Individual Students

Individual students can apply for Maker Microgrants to support the creation and presentation of short-term (10 weeks or less), low-intensity extracurricular visual arts projects taking place within the Stanford campus.

Maker Microgrants are prioritized for emerging artistic voices within the Stanford community. Frosh/soph, transfer students, and first-time applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome creative works that emphasize intrapersonal growth in a technical and/or artistic skill, with focused project timelines.

Awards range from $150-$300. Please review the eligibility guidelines for more information.

Applications closed for 2023-24

AY 23-24 Application Deadlines (VSO and Individual Grants):

Cycle A: Monday, October 9, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 3 Fall Quarter)
Cycle B: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 7 Fall Quarter)
Cycle C: Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 4 Winter Quarter)
Cycle D: Monday, March 4, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 9 Winter Quarter)

Application Resources

Disability Accommodations

If you need a disability-related accommodation and/or need to receive any program information/application in alternate format, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at, at phone: (650) 725-0326 or email:



Erina Alejo (they/she/siya)
Program Associate
Office of the Vice President for the Arts

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