Funding from the Council for the Arts at MIT

The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) is made up of alumni and friends of the arts at MIT who support arts engagement at MIT. CAMIT sponsors two grant programs to support arts projects among the MIT community: students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for funding from the Council’s Grants Committee, and undergraduate students and students organizations are also eligible to apply for Mini-Grant funding of up to $500. Additionally, the Council supports teaching and learning with funding for arts engagement for classes and partnerships with local arts institutions.

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Funding for the Arts

Funding available through the Council’s Grants Committee for students, faculty, and staff. Mini-Grants of up to $500 for undergraduate students and student art organizations.


Details about eligibility and policies for the Council’s two grants programs.

How to Apply

Ready to prepare your application? We have step-by-step guides.

Past Projects

View profiles of artistic projects funded by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Arts Project Planning Resources

Discover resources and information for anyone at MIT looking to carry out an artistic project.

Support for Teaching

Resources to bring the arts into your classroom or take your class to experience the arts.

Artists in the Classroom

Initially launched as a pilot program funded by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Visiting Artists in the Classroom program is now supported by CAST.

Tickets for Classes

Take your students to an artistic event in the Boston area! The Council for the Arts at MIT funds tickets for classes to experience a play, concert, show, or exhibition that is part of course curricula.

Museum Access

The Council for the Arts at MIT underwrites memberships for MIT faculty, staff, and students at Boston-area art museums including the MFA, ICA, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.