Complex device made of wires, gears, and arms.
Exhibiting Science Student Project. Course offered by STS. Credit: Elizabeth Woodward.

CAST Grants

The Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) offers several categories of funding for MIT faculty and principal or senior research staff from all departments, labs, and centers:

  • Cross Disciplinary Class Development Grants
  • Mellon Faculty Grants
  • Fay Chandler Creativity Grants
  • International Exhibition and Performance Grants
  • Visiting Artist Grants

$7,500-$50,000

Two funding cycles per year

How to Apply

 

Grant recipient BioLogic. Image © 2012 Tangible Media Group and MIT Media Lab. Photo Credit: Rob Chron.
Grant recipient BioLogic. Image © 2012 Tangible Media Group and MIT Media Lab. Photo Credit: Rob Chron.

CAMIT Grants

The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) encourages MIT students, faculty, and staff to apply for grants to support arts projects in all disciplines that offer the MIT community opportunities to create, participate in, and learn about the arts. A grants committee, composed of CAMIT members, evaluates these competitive applications and recommends funding. There are two funding cycles each year.

$500-$10,000

Two funding cycles per year

How to Apply

Audra McDonald visits Professor Martin Marks
Audra McDonald visits Professor Martin Marks's class, "The Musical," for an intimate exchange with students about her experiences on Broadway and beyond. Credit: HErickson/MIT.

Curricular Resource: Visiting Artists in the Virtual Classroom

To support remote teaching this fall, the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) will once again offer a lightning round of micro-grants to support Visiting Artists in the Virtual Classroom. Each grant provides a $250 honorarium per visit for instructors to invite artists to participate as guest speakers in Zoom classes.

Rolling applications accepted through October 15

A courtyard filled with plants surrounded by an Italian cloister.
The Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Photograph by Siena Scarff, Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Curricular Resource: Arts Access

CAMIT provides funding each semester for tickets to arts events that supplement course syllabi.

Additionally, CAMIT underwrites memberships for MIT faculty, staff, and students at Boston-area art museums including the MFA, ICA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. CAMIT also supports the BSO College Card program and subsidized Boston Ballet tickets for MIT students.

More information about the Arts Access Program