ARTS OF RESPECT, established in 2009 and facilitated by Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC), is one of my favorite annual programs at Drew. It provides a $1,000 fellowship to students who plan and execute a project that aligns with the mission of the program. It’s focus is “respect for humankind and to promote greater understanding of how the arts can help build more cohesive community at Drew University and beyond. It endeavors to end hatred, move beyond mere tolerance, and to instead promote mutual respect.”
Arts of Respect Fellows must prepare an artistic project that will culminate in a public presentation/exhibition for the Drew University campus community. Events can include, for example, a poetry slam, music coffee house, video presentation, workshop for students, gallery exhibition, concert on campus for students, publication of a zine, online video or blog.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT JUST FOR ART MAJORS. Past projects reflect all academic areas and numerous areas of interest. Link HERE to scroll down and read about last year’s projects. Get inspired to think of one of your own and apply!! The application deadline is Mar. 1. The projects must be completed by Sept. 2021, so you can have the summer — it doesn’t have to be completed during the spring semester.
Find out more about the program, guidelines, and apply HERE. Direct any questions to Anne Ricculli, CRCC Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.