Brown Arts Initiative

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Bring Art In: Students

Partner with BAI on your next project.

Use the links below to learn about opportunities to partner with BAI and receive institutional support for your work. Accepted submissions may receive production support, use of space and equipment at Granoff Center as appropriate, logistical support coordinating with artists, and an opportunity to work closely with BAI staff to ensure the success of the project.

BAI specifically looks to help develop projects that explore social and public space, ad hoc audiences, ephemeral and performative work, and creative deployment of visual and audio experiences. Support could include help planning and promoting a project, guidance navigating any logistical issues around permitting or use of space, or preparing for the unexpected.

Collaborations allow for faculty, departments and student groups to push beyond the typical boundaries of their work through the development of unusual and unexpected partnerships that couldn’t happen otherwise. BAI supports collaborations through the use of space and equipment at Granoff Center, and providing event staffing and production support to bring exciting projects to fruition.

BAI prioritizes projects at the intersection of journalism, creative nonfiction, documentary, film/video, podcasts, new media and any other idea imaginable. Share your idea and project outline to see how BAI may be able to help you take your work to the next level.

BAI encourages campus-based faculty and students to engage with Providence and Rhode Island in as wide a range of creative ways as possible. Engaged projects could include:

  • Workshop

  • Semester-long course or GISP

  • Community Project

  • Other

BAI emboldens faculty and student curation by encouraging on-campus conversations with visiting artists, presentation and discussion through screenings, panels, festivals and more. BAI can provide space and planning support, and help guide selected curation projects in areas such as budgeting, travel, contracts, etc. nb: Bell Gallery is not an available site for curation proposals.

Break the barriers of Brown by bringing the local scene to campus. This proposal must be submitted by a Brown faculty member and prominently feature the work of a community group or artist from the Providence area. BAI supports community collaborations through the use of space and equipment at Granoff Center, and providing event staffing and production support for events.

BAI offers Summer/Winter Residencies for faculty and graduate students needing space, time, resources and a jolt of energy to propel their work to the next stage. These short-term residencies allow faculty members and graduate students to use Granoff resources for targeted purposes beyond the academic calendar to dive deeper, think bigger and experiment longer. Residents are provided studio space and access to equipment for one to eight weeks during winter or summer break. Applicants may need to complete a technical training and/or orientation prior to the start of the residency. Funding may be applied for separately. Please note, this opportunity is available to Faculty and Graduate Students only.

Space/equipment available:

  • Motion Capture

  • VR/Digital Media

  • Physical Media Lab

  • Recording Studio

  • Fishman Studio

  • Englander Studio

Showcase your skills, efforts, and years of academic work through the presentation of your thesis or capstone project at Granoff Center. Applications for presentations from across the curriculum are encouraged. Priority will be given to work that is especially interdisciplinary, engaged, or technically-specific for use of Granoff space, equipment and other resources. BAI may provide production and event staffing support.

Want to do something that seems to stretch the horizon? BAI wants to support you! Share your ideas and let’s start the conversation.