Cover Photo Image
The Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence 2022–2023

The Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence program aims to bring diversity, in all its forms, to the JMU campus and to provide opportunities for students to engage with artists from multiple disciplines. CCAiR was established in 2007–2008 as a collaboration between the Office of Diversity and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and the College of Visual and Performing Arts Council on Diversity encourage proposals that will enhance the diversity of thought, perspective, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and background, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural experiences.

Due: 5 pm, Dec. 15, 2021

The Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence Grant Application AY23

Faculty Recognition Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud of the accomplishments and commitment of its faculty. In recognition of superlative achievements, the college gives five honors: Distinguished TeacherMadison ScholarDistinguished Service, Outstanding Junior Faculty and Outstanding Student Mentor.  See nomination forms, guidelines and past honorees.


Faculty Development Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University offers development awards to stimulate and assist teaching effectiveness, advance creative scholarly agendas or assist in developing service activities, while also reflecting the goals of the academic unit, college and university.

Faculty can submit proposals in any field of creative activity and are especially encouraged to consider projects involving student and/or interdisciplinary activity. Awards are for travel expenses and other related costs (see budget section for restrictions). Each award will not exceed $5,000, with most awards in the $1,000 to $4,000 range.

Awards will be reviewed two times a year by the CVPA Development Committee.

Faculty Development Award Submission Deadlines for AY 2022:

  • 5 pm, Sept. 6, 2021 
  • 5 pm, Jan. 10, 2022 

Email completed proposal to Associate Dean Dr. Wren River Stevens ( Faculty Development Award Application AY 2022

Educational Leave

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers educational leave to provide opportunities, such as independent study, research/creative activities, and graduate/postgraduate study, to expand faculty teaching abilities and to foster intellectual growth. Leave activities should

  • address issues relevant to the applicant's professional field or an area that will enhance the understanding and integration of related fields.  Projects may encompass an expansive field or a specific interest.

  • result in enhanced teaching, research or artistic skills, and the leave recipient should realize a renewed capacity for personal contributions to the college and university community as a result of the educational leave.

The ultimate purpose of these leaves is to sustain vigor, especially in the college's academic instructional programs, and to ensure that faculty members have the opportunity for professional development.

Applications and endorsements are due no later than 4 pm on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.  Please email them to Associate Dean Wren River Stevens at Guidelines for Faculty Educational Leave Applications AY 2022

Back to Top