Ethnic Cultural Arts Program

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Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, ECAP will accept proposals with the caution that things are still quite fluid regarding the resumption of  on-campus events.  Thank you for your understanding.

ETHNIC & CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM
of the College of Arts and Sciences
2020 Grants & Funding

The College of Arts and Sciences Ethnic & Cultural Arts Program (ECAP) grants funding through a competitive grant request procedure to support arts events that feature professional artists/performers who promote ethnic and cultural diversity.

Endeavors that involve audiences across disciplines, age and class, and that address a range of racial, ethnic and cultural representation are preferred.

ECAP OBJECTIVES
 
  • ECAP-promotes events by non-BGSU professional artists that involve audiences across disciplines and across age, class, gender, sexual and racial identity. 
  • ECAP-focuses its attention on the distribution of resources among a diversity of ethnic and
  • ECAP-seeks to expose the BGSU community to outside artists and provide it with high quality ethnic arts projects through an emphasis on assisting organizers with event promotion, planning and execution. 
  • ECAP-is committed to the university’s mission of creating opportunities for student learning beyond the classroom experience. To that end we support educational excellence by providing informative and inspirational cultural arts programs that both complement and enhance the curriculum.
  • ECAP-supports activities on the BGSU campus and in the city of Bowling Green; activities in the wider community can be supported if they connect in an obvious way to BGSU and the local community.
DEFINITIONS

Arts: any project that features performances or exhibitions that include but are not limited to theatre, folk and traditional arts, design arts, media arts, visual arts and crafts, music, literature, and dance.

Ethnic: Projects that focus on diversity and awareness, especially those foregrounding the work of historically underrepresented and or marginalized ethnic or racial groups.

Cultural: Projects that focus on diversity and awareness, especially those foregrounding the work of marginalized groups traditionally defined by language, ability, customs, or social views.

Ethnic and/or Cultural Arts consist of performances or exhibitions as described above that directly address the identities and concerns of such groups.

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PAST FUNDED EVENTS INCLUDE:
  • Ohanami | Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Keynote Address by Poet Arianna Brown at the Latino/a/x Issues Conference
  • Antoinette Carroll Lecture and Workshops
  • Adam Sings in the Timber Lecture and Workshops
  • Poetry Reading by Kazim Ali
  • Keynote speaker Tara T. Green  at the 21st Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference