The Institute for Arts & Humanities seeks proposals for faculty projects that assess or evaluate the current Carolina Performing Arts project Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey. A year-long program of performances and engagement experiences, Sacred/Secular seeks to provide insight into the concept that Islam is not a monolithic religion. While the project has been under development for two years, it nonetheless speaks to a wide range of current issues and conversations happening on our campus and across the nation. For this reason, the IAH seeks to support faculty projects that can deepen our understanding of the efficacy and impact of the arts to contribute to this dialogue.
Proposals may come from any department, and a range of methodologies is welcome. Cross-departmental collaborations are welcomed and encouraged. Any component of Sacred/Secular may be part of the proposal’s scope. Possible projects include evaluation or assessment of the impact of the performances on students, faculty, or the community; examining the impact of a performing arts experience on classroom outcomes; piloting the assessment of arts experiences or conversation that are applicable to a faculty member’s own work.
Funding of up to $5000 is available for projects. Please be aware that in many cases, not all program costs will be fully covered. Preliminary results must be shared by the summer of 2017, although further time for analysis is possible.
• 2-3 project summary
• CVs of principal investigators
Applications should be sent to Philip Hollingsworth, Coordinator for Faculty Programs for the IAH. Questions regarding Sacred/Secular may be directed to Aaron Shackelford, Director of Engagement for CPA. Materials are due on September 30, 2016.