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Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Reintegrate": Arts Council of Greater New Haven call for proposals from artists and scientists

Arts Council of Greater New Haven
70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven, (203) 772-2788
Request for Proposal from artists and scientists
Proposal deadline: Mon., Oct. 15, 2012

Press release from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven

New Haven is a region that is rich is creativity, both in the arts and the sciences. Wanting to encourage exciting possibilities of collaborations, the Arts Council, with support from the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, is pleased to announce Reintegrate, an initiative that will foster relationships and dialog between the scientific and artistic communities in the region.

Art and science, despite differences in outcomes, at their very core, engage in experimentation and innovation. Working together, artists and scientists have made stunning discoveries.

The Reintegrate Request for Proposal solicits artists and scientists to form teams that will work together on individual projects of their choosing for a period of seven months (November 2012-May 2013). The Arts Council and a panel of experts will choose 6-7 teams to receive grants of $10,000 each to complete their projects.

To qualify, teams must be made of two or more members, representing both artists and scientists. At least half of the team must be Connecticut based, preferably in the Greater New Haven region. Artists working in all forms of art are to be considered, from dance and music to sculpture and painting. In the same vein, scientists representing any field of research are encouraged to apply.

Projects must be collaborative and incorporate an active exchange of ideas and methodologies. We hope to find out how the arts can push science and how science can push the arts in real, tangible ways.

The purpose of Reintegrate is to encourage co-mingling of disciplines and cross-fertilization of ideas and methods. Projects should move forward based on the artists and scientists within a team working together, changing and shifting the trajectory of the process and even the outcome based on these interactions. In this way, the end results will be integrative rather than reactionary. Also, the outcomes must be tangible, as teams will be expected to present their projects to the public.

Proposals can be sent directly to the Arts Council of Greater New Haven at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, 06511, (Attn: Reintegrate Proposal Committee) or emailed to The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, October 15, 2012. The selected teams will be announced on Friday, November 2, 2012.

For the complete RFP and more information, including guidelines, project expectations and a tentative schedule, please visit the homepage of our website,, under “What’s New” to download the RFP, or call 203-772-2788.



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