Join the discussion
Taking Center Stage?
role of the performing arts in Emory's intellectual life
"What I think
has been missing is the critical discussion of these works of
art and their performance in our midst."
Saliers, Parker Professor of Theology and Worship
"Before you can have critical discourse,
you need to have a widespread direct experience."
Radell, Associate Professor of Dance
art and making tenure
Academic Exchange April/May
2000 Contents Page
While the well-publicized
funding cuts at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
have not caused a clear reduction in arts awards at Emory, it
does seem to have dampened faculty enthusiasm for applying for
national grants in the arts. Francine Massey, senior research
administrator for the Office of Sponsored Programs, notes that
the relatively small number of yearly applications for NEA grants
made by Emory faculty declined by half after the massive cuts
of the NEA's budget in 1996. In 1998, the database for the Office
of Sponsored Programs shows only one application; last year,
none at all.
Times are lean for the arts at state and local levels, as well.
"When I came up for tenure, I had received grants for my
choreographic work from the state, county, city, and from Emory,
but there's a lot less out there now," observes Associate
Professor of Dance Sally Radell.
To learn more about external funding opportunities, contact the
Office of Sponsored Programs. In addition to offering classes
on the grants process and publishing a newsletter on grant opportunities,
this office provides tailored funding searches of federal and
non-federal funding agencies. For all grants that will flow through
the university to faculty, the office also provides the necessary
sponsored programs approval form. A.B.B.