CAST Visiting Artists in the Classroom Application
Initially launched to support MIT’s remote teaching as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) will once again offer a lightning round of micro-grants to support Visiting Artists in the Classroom. Each micro-grant provides a $250 honorarium per visit for instructors to invite practicing artists to participate as guest speakers in classes.

In order to maintain the number and range of artists visits offered by this program during remote teaching, CAST will continue to encourage virtual visits if the proper technology is available in the classroom. Faculty are welcome to invite artists to visit their classes virtually or in person, but travel and accommodations for in-person visits must be covered by other funding sources.

Applicants may apply for up to two micro-grants of $250 each (which can be one or two artists, or one or two course subjects, whichever is preferred). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 1, 2022. You do not need to have confirmed the date and time of the artist's visit in order to submit an application.

The host department, lab, or center is responsible for processing honorarium payment(s), securing COVID access for visitor(s) to campus, and ensuring compliance with all MIT COVID policies for visitors (see CAST will work with your department financial administrator to transfer the CAST funds to the appropriate account.

Recipients will be asked to submit a brief report to CAST at the end of the term. If you have any questions, please email
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Your name *
Your MIT affiliation and department *
Your email address *
Course number and title *
Name of proposed artist guest speaker *
Discipline of proposed artist guest speaker *
(Optional) Has this artist visited campus before? If so, please note the date of their last visit and describe their relationship with MIT.  
Please provide a link to the artist's bio or professional website. *
Please briefly describe the connection between the artist guest speaker and your course. *
Estimated audience (please estimate how many students will interact with this artist guest speaker) *
Proposed visit date(s)
Format for the visit
Please note that this program supports honoraria for artists, but does not provide funding for travel or lodging. Travel and accommodations for artists to visit the MIT campus should be covered by other funding sources.
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