The Catalyst Grants exist to stimulate innovation in three areas vital to the future of the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts:
With a focus on these three areas, Catalyst Grants serve to advance the mission of the Belcher College:
To inspire, educate, and train our next generation of artists, scholars, and teachers in the intellectual foundations and creative processes of the fine and performing arts while fostering excellence and artistic curiosity across western North Carolina and beyond.
These grants are for innovative and impactful initiatives that change the way we engage our world through the arts. Initiative proposals of any budget up to $10,000 will be considered; please check back for the updated Criteria and Guidelines document for full details shortly.
Faculty and Staff grant proposal deadlines will be announced shortly. Once applications open, your proposal may be submitted via Qualtrics.
Student grant proposals of initiatives up to $5,000 will be reviewed by the BCFPA Leadership Team on a rolling basis. Once applications open, your proposal may be submitted via Qualtrics.