Cal Performances-Mellon Grant Proposal Workshop

February 21, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors, Post-doctoral students, Researchers
Curious but uncertain as to how the performing arts can become a dynamic complement to your teaching and area of expertise? This event is for you!
The Cal Performances-Mellon grant (now entering its fifth year) offers instructors and their departments substantial funds to propose, develop, and teach innovative, interdisciplinary courses drawing upon the strengths of Cal Performances programs and staff. These awards are available to faculty, lecturers, postdocs, and graduate student instructors. Funded courses provide students with free attendance to an instructor-curated series of Cal Performances events and the opportunity to work with teaching artists and other special guests.
At this workshop, Cal Performances staff will offer detailed guidance to faculty and other instructors interested in designing and proposing their own Mellon-funded courses. We will walk you through the application process, answer questions, and provide individual consultations to brainstorm ideas and help connect events in the 2019-20 Cal Performances season to your syllabus and course content.
RSVP is desired, but drop-ins are also welcome; feel free to stop by simply to pick up more information about the grant or to introduce yourself to members of the granting committee! Refreshments provided.

To receive a copy of this year's Mellon grant RFP in advance of the workshop, please contact


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm.


Cal Performances

Series description

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Hosted by the department of Artistic Literacy at Cal Performances, this series showcases examples of successful performing arts-integrated courses at Berkeley and highlights funding opportunities for instructors to propose, develop, and teach innovative, interdisciplinary courses in collaboration with teaching artists and other guests. The series also includes invitations for teaching faculty to attend special Cal Performances events and participate in rich, interdisciplinary conversation.