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Summer 2023 Research Awards

Deadline Extended! | Due Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Call for Visual Art summer research awards. Returning undergraduate and graduate Visual Art majors are eligible to apply. Students must have a 3.0 minimum KU overall GPA for graduate students, and 3.0 minimum major GPA for undergraduate students. These awards are intended to support studio / artistic practice over the summer.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00pm (CST). Please email your application to

Proposals can include projects that support research / creative practice, materials, workshops, travel, internships, etc. The awards are given on the basis of merit and quality of the submitted professionaldevelopment proposal and accompanying budget proposal, applicant’s academic record, creative work, and résumé.

Please send a single PDF with information in the order below. 

  1. A two-page proposal that includes timeline for your project.
  2. A one-page budget sheet that includes details about how the requested funds will be spent. 
  3. 10 images of recent work, including image information
  4. Resume (two-page limit) 
  5. A copy of your DPR (Degree Progress Report).  Please only include the “ADVISING REPORT” section of your DPR.


  • Significance of the proposed activity: What is the importance of the project? How will this project aid the applicant in their creative development?
  • Quality and clarity of the proposal: Are the objectives clearly stated? Does the proposal reflect adequate knowledge of relevant background to successfully complete the proposal? Does the proposal clearly describe the methods to be used? Is there a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the project in the time, budget, and methods you will use?
  • Qualifications of the Applicant: Do the submitted materials, such as the images of works, artist statement, and resume, show clear and consistent engagement with the applicant’s creative activities and course work.
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Visual Art Department Jobs

Student, staff, & faculty job postings within the Visual Art Department.
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Visual Art and Photography Senior Show 2022

The Senior Show is a graduation tradition within the Visual Art Department. We wish to honor our Seniors and celebrate the breadth of the wonderful work being made in the Visual Art Department. This is a great opportunity for you family to see your work, and the work of your friends and peers.

For the first time the Senior Show will also include the Senior BFA students from the Photography Area of the Design Department. We are excited that the Senior Show with be interdepartmental and bring together the excellent creative work from our neighbors in the building whom we pass every day but rarely get to meet and see their work.

Visual Art Department Scholarship

Each year the Department of Visual Art awards scholarships to continuing students majoring in Visual Art. This is an important opportunity for students to exhibit their work and possibly earn a scholarship.
Annual Visual Art Scholarship Application

Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Funding-based opportunities for all Visual Art students.

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