Support for Faculty Proposals

The Creative Campus Initiative at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts supports cross-disciplinary collaborations that elevate the place of art, artists, and the artistic process in cross-disciplinary exchange and inquiry. Since 2006, CCI has catalyzed more than 20 new courses, 60 course modules, and dozens of cross-disciplinary engagements, from lectures, to installations, to festivals.

CCI collaborations aim to create experiences of reciprocal illumination, of both subject matter and modes of inquiry, between practitioners in arts and non-arts fields. With this in mind, the CCI Committee * welcomes proposals from faculty in any discipline, for projects in three categories:

Co-taught courses: Developed and taught collaboratively by a Wesleyan faculty member and a guest, from arts and non-arts disciplines, these courses may supported at significant levels depending on available funding. Preliminary proposals should be made in the Fall for the following academic year or beyond. Interested faculty are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals at any time through this portal or by emailing Rani Arbo (

Co-taught modules: Comprising two to four class sessions within an existing course, CCI modules are collaboratively developed and taught by a Wesleyan faculty member and guest, or by two Wes faculty members, from arts and non-arts disciplines. Wesleyan faculty who develop and complete a new module receive a $500 honorarium. Guest faculty or artists may receive $500–$1200, plus modest support for travel and lodging (if applicable). Module proposals may be made one or more semesters in advance.

Visiting artist engagements: These may include class visits, lectures, panels, performances, or exhibitions. CCI may co-sponsor guest artist fees up to $500. Preference is given to strongly cross-disciplinary engagements, and co-sponsorship from host departments is encouraged.

CCI proposals are considered twice annually. Spring 2021 applications are due on May 21, 2021. Please submit an application using the Pedagogical Initiative Application (a Google form).  CFA Campus and Community Engagement Manager Rani Arbo ( is available to discuss proposals at any stage. 

* CCI Faculty Committee 2021-22: Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music; Barry Chernoff, Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies and Director, College of the Environment; Anthony Hatch, Associate Professor of Science in Society; Katja Kolcio, Associate Professor of Dance and Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; William Johnston, John E. Andrus Professor of History; Katie Pearl, Assistant Professor of Theater