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CAMIT Director’s Grants

Current MIT undergraduates and undergraduate student groups seeking funding of up to $500 for an art project are eligible to apply for a CAMIT Director’s Grant. MIT undergraduates and undergraduate student groups seeking more than $500 in support and all … Continued

Credit: Lenny Martinez.
Roots Studio, 2017 First Place recipients of the MIT $15K Creative Arts Competition.

Creative Arts Competition


The MIT Creative Arts Competition is an annual contest designed to encourage arts-focused startups at the Institute. The $15,000 prize is offered as a grant to help launch the winning enterprise and enable the recipient(s) to join the ranks of MIT’s successful startup founders.


Congratulations to team Elements, winner of the 2020 $15K Creative Arts Competition!

Team Elements, which produces individual art making kits to promote creative thinking, took the $15,000 first prize. Rarify, an online platform that uses big data to assess and market classic furniture pieces, won $2,500 with second place, while Material Futures Lab, which uses biology to produce environmentally friendly pigments, was awarded the $1,000 third prize.

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Yimin Chen, Emerson Scholar.

Emerson Scholarship Program

Offering merit-based financial assistance for private lessons to MIT students of outstanding achievement on their instrument or voice in classical, jazz, or world music via competitive auditions. Each academic year, the Emerson program for private study offers half scholarships and … Continued

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Kelly Douglas Fund

The Kelly-Douglas Fund provides support for and encouragement of undergraduate education in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Travel outside MIT to pursue an independent project in a HASS field, or to collaborate in a humanitarian project, can have a … Continued