Student Initiative Programming Fund

Applications are due by October 18.

Each semester, the Davis seeks applications for student-designed programs that engage the campus community, utilizing the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.   All Wellesley College students are eligible to apply for up to $500 in funding per semester on a rolling basis.

The recipients of the 2014-15 award were Sharon Liu ‘17, Ningyi Xi ‘17, and Charlotte Yu ‘17 for the Bark and Metal gallery talk series exploring the relationship between campus public sculpture and the surrounding landscape, a collaborative project with the Wellesley College Botanistas.

Generously supported by the Wellesley College Friends of Art Student Initiative Programming Fund.

Successful applications will feature programs that:

  • Increase student exposure to art at the Davis, including the permanent collections and/or special exhibitions.

  • Encourage critical thinking and campus dialogue

  • Include a student-driven promotions strategy

  • Are feasible for Davis operations, taking into consideration open hours, collections care and management, security, safety, and space restrictions

  • Are free of charge and open to the entire student body

To Apply

  1. Complete the included application form

  2. Attach a program abstract (max 500 words) that addresses the following:

    • Program goals

    • Overview of the event/activity/program and its connection to the Davis

    • Benefits to the campus community

    • Connections to other organizations/departments/series on campus

    • Promotions strategy

For questions or to submit your application, please contact the Curator of Education and Programs Arthurina Fears at or by calling 781.283.3045