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Call for Proposals, Program for the Arts in 2013-2014

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Call for Proposals
The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, 2013-2014

TO APPLY: Click HERE, scroll to bottom of page, click on Apply Now.

Description:  The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts supports a range of events from small (up to $3000) to larger (up to $10,000)  designed to enhance, improve and raise the profile of the Arts at the University. Activities may include visitors, lecture series, symposia, artist in residence or other imaginative and arts initiatives, which will serve to foster the work of the Jackman Humanities Institute and to represent the leading scholarship of the humanities at the University of Toronto.

Each year there will be a priority for at least one event that engages the wider public.

In addition, we especially seek proposals for an Artist in Residence including a public event, workshops on multiple campuses, some teaching, and arrangements for accommodation.

The Program gives priorities to activities that range across multiple units and across more than one campus. It does not support activities that are routine matters of the sort that individual academic units would normally fund (e.g. departmental colloquia, learned society meetings, etc.).

The Program also has a preference for activities that are related to the 2013-14 theme— Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages—but will consider proposals with other foci.

Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages

What are the implications of knowing more than one language? From mythic reflections on the Tower of Babel through contemporary philosophical reflections on the question of translation, the multiplicity of languages has been an ongoing focus of inquiry. How is translation possible, both in the specific sense of translating speech or texts, but also in the larger sense of bringing meaning from one system to another, including from speech to writing? How do we conceive of languages of music, as well as song; icons and symbols as well as scripts? How best can we interpret the exchanges between languages in a world of multilingual interactions? In the ancient Near East, for example, a number of written bilingual texts sometimes reflect a local language and lingua franca, other times reflect a political orientation and appeasement or defiance. Translation between cultures and languages produce unintended results, often creating new originals. Amidst these multiple languages, what is the impact of the untranslatable?

Applications are invited from appointed members of the teaching staff at the University of Toronto.

To apply:

  1. You must have an active userID account on the JHI website.
  2. Complete the online application form -- click on Apply Now at the bottom of the application page HERE.
  3. Upload a description and rationale including fit with 2013-14 theme (500 words)
  4. Upload a proposed budget outline showing all known sources of support

To clarify some of the preferences of the Program the following guidelines will normally apply:

  1. Funding will be awarded from $1,000 to $3,000 (small), $3,000-$5,000 (medium) or up to $10,000     (large). Projects with total budgets
 over $30,000 will not be supported.
  2. Interdisciplinary activities that reach across units, and across campuses are given priority.
  3. Subventions for academic publishing will not be considered at this time; catalogue
 exhibitions that are     part of a larger academic event are the only publication that will be 
considered for funding.
  4. Significant costs (over $3,000) for performers will not be funded, with the exception of the Artist in     Residence.
  5. Events of an annual or continuing nature that have previously been funded through the 
Jackman     Humanities Institute Program for the Arts are normally eligible for one repeat year of funding; this     need not be sequential.
  6. Preference will be given to projects that will use a recording of the event for teaching or research. The Jackman Humanities Institute provides a basic publicity package (on-campus mailing of in-house produced colour flyers, website posting, email announcement to departments and relevant EDU’s), and will make available the first-floor multipurpose room (which seats 100) to all funded events. The JHI will also make a digital record for any Program for the Arts event, provided that this record is to be used for teaching or research purposes, and will arrange broadcasting of events. We also offer restricted virtual space through our website for each event for conversation and shared research.
  7. Costs for publicity, space rental, website development, and AV work that would fall into these     categories will not normally be accepted as fundable budget items.

Questions? Please contact Director Robert Gibbs at JHI.Director@utoronto.ca

Applications open: 25 February 2013

Applications due: 12 April 2013

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