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Spring 2011 Grant Cycles now open

The Creative Arts Council is now accepting applications for the following:

Departmental Grants (Deadline - March 11) Providing funding of up to $5,000 to Brown faculty in support of projects including, but not limited to: visiting artists, performances, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions. Proposed events must take place in Fall 2011 or later.

Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grants (Deadline - March 18) Providing funding of up to $10,000 to Brown faculty to bring artists to campus for a residency of one week or longer. Proposed residencies must take place in Spring 2012 or later.

We are also still accepting applications for Course Development Awards (Deadline - February 9) Providing funding of up to $3,000 for the development of new interdisciplinary or intermedial courses. Funds may be used for course materials, student assistance, travel, or research. To request applications, email 

Granoff Center opens!

The Granoff Center opened to the Brown community today.  Faculty and students were eager to participate in the five courses offered in the Center today. 


First Day: photo credit: michael CoheaFirst Day: photo credit: michael Cohea

Granoff Center in the news

Providence Journal arts writer Bill Van Siclen reviews the new Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Leslie Thornton on Cognac's Corner

Leslie Thornton, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, was interviewed on Cognac's Corner, following the opening of her show, Binocular, at the Winkleman Gallery. 

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Jomama Jones Radiate opens

Jomama Jones Radiate, created by Daniel Alexander Jones MA'93 and directed by Kym Moore, opened at Soho Rep on December 29th.  Read about it here, then come see it at the Granoff Center in April!

CAC on the move

The staff of the Creative Arts Council moved into their new home in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last week.  We are currently sharing the space with Shawmut Design and Construction, who are putting the finishing touches on the Center.  The Center will be open for classes and events in January.  Come by to see our new space when you're back from break!

Laura Linney '86 Golden Globe nom

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its Golden Globe nominees this morning, and Laura Linney '86 received her 5th Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Cathy Jameson, a woman diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in the Showtime series The Big C.  Linney's previous win was for her portrayal of Abigail Adams in the HBO miniseries John Adams.  The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be telecast on NBC on Sunday, January 16th.


Welcome to the new Creative Arts Council website. In addition to information about the arts and arts events happening on campus, the CAC site will have information on the new Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, faculty, student, and alumni news, and a gallery of student work from various disciplines.