This year’s VPA Student Arts Grants supported a wide range of student-initiated collaborative projects across the Stanford campus. Projects ranged from photography, documentary and narrative film, zines, musical theater, dance, contemporary plays, and inviting renowned artists for exhibitions and artist talks serving the student community. 

Students and their project teams represented a wide range of registered student organizations  and campus community centers such as the Bechtel International Center, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Native American Community Center, El Centro, Hillel@Stanford, Asian American Activities Center, and Women’s Community Center. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the global arts landscape, including Student Arts Grants spring awardee projects, the crisis has allowed VPA to rethink the accessibility of its grant programs for the Stanford community. The restructuring also holds to heart the current uprisings reflecting the historical need to combat inequality, systemic injustice, and racial violence that plague our nation. Read the full VPA statement here.

AY20 Awarded Projects:

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi, Fantasies of Judeo-America
  • Asian American Activities Center, When I Was Your Age…:Stories of Revolution
  • Asian American Student Association, Listen to the Silence 2020
  • Bechtel International Center, Flight: Life Between
  • Black Family Gathering Committee, Blackfest
  • Cardinal Ballet Company, Coppélia and Original Works 2020
  • Cardinal Ballet Company, The Nutcracker 2019
  • Common Origins, Breaking Ground 2019
  • Developmental Collective of Alternative Filmmaking (DECAF), Broke Girl Diaries
  • Dv8, EnCounter Culture 2020: Dv8th Grade
  • El Centro Chicano y Latino, Mapping Family History Through Embroidery and Poetry
  • Everyday People, Everyday People Fall Show 2019
  • Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Healing Hayti: An Artistic Intervention of Haitian and Dominican Reconciliation
  • Institute for Diversity in the Arts, NAZAR
  • Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Liberthi’s Vision: A Collaborative Exhibition
  • Kayumanggi, Pilipinx Culture Night 2020
  • Native American Cultural Center, Project 562: Natural Wanderment
  • Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Pippin
  • Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Wish 2020: All the Difference
  • Stanford African Student Association, SASA Culture Show
  • Stanford Concert Network, Frost Music Festival
  • Stanford DragTroupe, Drag+
  • Stanford Film Society, yay-rose
  • Stanford India Association, Stanford Diwali 2019
  • Stanford Light Opera Company, Into the Woods
  • Stanford Storyboard Club, Storyboard Club Color Zine
  • Stanford Student Biodesign & Biopharma, PROBE Magazine
  • Stanford Students in Entertainment, Female Trailblazers in Entertainment
  • Stanford Vietnamese Student Association, Culture Night 2020
  • Talisman, O-Show: A Capella Showcase 2019
  • Urban Styles, Spring Show 2020
  • Women’s Community Center, Feminist Narratives Zine Volume 3