Student Arts Grants – How to Apply

Step 1: Choose an Application Track

Registered Student Organizations (VSOs)

VSOs can apply for grants to support in-person and virtual events, including: performances, exhibitions, arts-related workshops and arts-related speakers.

Awards range from $250-$5,000.

Individual Students

Individual students can apply for Maker Microgrants support the creation and presentation of short-term, 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 also welcome proposals for projects that integrate art into the practice of self-care and wellness.

Awards range from $150-$300.

Grant program closed in Spring Quarter 2023.


Applications for 2022-23 Student Arts Grants have closed on March 7, 2023.
Applications will open in Fall Quarter 2023 for 2023-24 grants.


AY 22-23 Application Deadlines (VSO and Individual Grants):

Cycle A: Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 3 Fall Quarter)
Cycle B: Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 7 Fall Quarter)
Cycle C: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 2 Winter Quarter)
Cycle D: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 6 Winter Quarter)
Cycle E: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific (Week 9 Winter Quarter)


Step 2: Apply for a Grant

Additional Resources

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


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

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