The CCA Center for Art + Public Life supports student-led projects aimed at addressing real-world social needs within diverse communities by providing three project grants of up to $5,000.


The Center for Art + Public Life believes that the most innovative resolutions to social challenges are implemented collaboratively across creative disciplines with community partners and local experts.

  • local IMPACT empowers a new generation of creative practitioners to independently cultivate meaningful social change outside of regular coursework.
  • local IMPACT challenges students to apply their critical and creative problem solving skills to make a difference locally, by developing proposals and facilitating actionable projects.
  • local IMPACT offers a range of grants of up to $5,000.


Local IMPACT proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria :

Complete IMPACT cover sheet and proposal in Google Forms :

Proposal :

Cover Sheet :



Learn more about the 2016 IMPACT GRANT WINNERS