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CVPA EDI Mini-Grants

The CVPA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Mini-Grant Program is an annual internal CVPA award program intended to fund initiatives that would help advance issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the CVPA. Appropriate projects could include workshops, lectures, exhibits, or other creative or educational work.

Current Awardees

Congratulations to these faculty, staff, and students who received CVPA’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Awards this fall

    • Patricia Garcia Gil, Women Fortepiano Salon, School of Music
    • Robin Gee, Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance, School of Dance
    • Catrina Kim and Adam Ricci, Workshops in Decolonizing Music Theory Pedagogy, School of Music
    • Allison McCarthy, Involved Justice: Re-humanizing the Carceral State, School of Dance
    • Emily Voelker, Native Art Histories: From Research to the Curriculum, School of Art

Past Awardees


Fall 2020

    • Marjorie Bagley, String Perspectives, School of Music faculty member. String Perspectives will consist of three presentations over the Fall and Spring semesters, each by a string player who is a person of color.
    • Ashley Barrett, Women of Note Composition Project, School of Music faculty member. This lecture-recital is intended not only to premiere new works but will also include discussions on the important contributions made by each of the women represented by the winning compositions.
    • Adam Carlin, Process Is Work by Anthony Patterson, School of Art and CVPA staff member. With this exhibition, Patterson will generate meaningful conversations about the deleterious effects of urban renewal in North Carolina
    • Zaire Miles-Moultrie, The Lion, The Jackal, and The Man: An Exploration into African Culture, Art, and Folklore through Surrealism; School of Art student. This exhibit will host works of art by Zaire Miles-Moultre, that will explore the rife with diverse folklores and cultures of Africa.
    • Natalie Sowell, From the Margins to the Center: Increasing Access to New Plays, School of Theatre Director and faculty member. The mission of the New Play Exchange, is to provide an open, egalitarian platform on which writers all over the world can share their work and others can discover that work
    • Erin Speer, Spartan New Musicals—Spring 2021, School of Theatre faculty member. This film musical project is a great opportunity to advance the CVPA’s mission to de-center white patriarchal narratives, specifically in musical theatre writing.
    • Brian Winn, MFA Thesis Concert—“Code Switching for Survival,” School of Dance graduate student. Winn plans to focus on codeswitching and the ways that queer people use codeswitching as a survival tool in the world.