VCUarts Office of Research

Announcing 2015-16 Faculty Research and Exploratory Grants

The VCUarts Dean’s Faculty Research Grants Programs allow faculty to create and present new work and explore today’s pressing research questions within the fields of arts and design.These opportunities provide funding to support all stages of research from initial exploration to creation and presentation, performance…

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David Holland Accepts Fellowship in Austria

                      Congratulations to Director of Grant Coordination & Entrepreneurship David Holland, who has received a fellowship to participate in a competitive global forum for young cultural innovators in Salzburg, Austria this October. Based on Holland’s previous experience working with the…

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Announcing 2014 UROP Summer Fellowships Awarded to Arts Students

Six VCUarts students were recently awarded UROP summer fellowships for projects mentored by VCU faculty. UROP Summer Fellowships Leah Schmidt, Graphic Design Discovering How Zanzibari Textile Designs Can Bridge Cultural Contexts and Their Graphic Translation Mentor: Professor David Shields, Graphic Design In traveling to Zanzibar,…

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Art History Faculty Wins International Awards for Research on British Art

Dr. Catherine Roach, Assistant Professor of Art History, is the recipient of a Paul Mellon Centre for the Study of British Art Research Grant and a Caird Short Term Research Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum. These international awards provide over $10,000 in support for her…

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Art Education Professor Awarded Federal Grant for Game Design Program

The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded Dr. Ryan Patton, Assistant Professor, VCU Art Education, a $20,000 Art Works grant to support Learning from Digital Game Design, a program that will train a group of public school art teachers in Virginia to deliver game…

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Announcing 2013-14 Faculty Research and Exploratory Grants

Congratulations to the faculty whose research projects have been awarded funding through the 2013-14 Faculty Research and Faculty Research Exploratory Grants Programs. Fall 2013 Faculty Research Grants Susie Ganch, Associate Professor, Craft and Material Studies Exhibition of work from Radical Jewelry Makeover project and independent…

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Communication Arts Faculty Win Federal Innovation Grant

Congratulations to Chair of Communication Arts Robert Meganck and Communication Arts Associate Professor Matt Wallin. The pair received a $40,000 grant from the Virginia Innovation Partnership i6 Challenge competition for the finalization of their Color Model project. Launched in 2010, the i6 Challenge “supports truly innovative initiatives to spur innovation commercialization,…

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Dr. Sarah B. Cunningham Appointed to the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Board of Trustees

Dr. Sarah Bainter Cunningham was appointed to the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s board of trustees in February 2014. As a Guild trustee, Cunningham will support and help shape the future of the growing arts education sector the National Guild serves and represents. The…

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Announcing VCUarts Graduate Research Grant Award 2013-14 Recipients

Twelve projects will receive grants of up to $3,000 to conduct distinctive creative research across visual arts, performing arts, design, art education, and art history. Panel reviewers evaluated projects for their creativity, risk-taking and contribution to scholarly and professional discourses. The awarded projects and recipients…

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