Faculty and students are invited to propose new experiences to meet the Artistic Creativity requirement. Students should submit the proposal form to the Odyssey Office after it has been endorsed by the faculty sponsor. New proposals are reviewed throughout the academic year. Proposals requesting funding are considered October 15 for spring projects, February 15 for summer projects, and April 15 for fall projects. Note for faculty: Any proposed course, module, project or activity must meet the criteria listed below.
Your proposal should explain how the experience meets the following criteria.
Is your project primarily experiential? That is, will you be developing your practical artistic skills (e.g., dancing, singing, playing an instrument, composing, acting, directing, writing, or speaking)?
Will there be an identifiable product – a performance, a document, an artwork – at the end of this project?
Is the project designed in such a way that you anticipate experiencing artistic growth as a result?
The following checklist should help you write your proposal.
Do you have a faculty sponsor for your project? Have you discussed your project with that person and taken any suggestions into account?
Do you state whether your project will be undertaken as part of an independent study, an internship, or as a co-curricular project?
Does your application contain a paragraph clearly describing the aim and process of your project? Do you speak to the criterion that artistic growth is a desired outcome?
Have you considered who your audience will be and gauged the appropriateness of your project for that group of people (e.g., students, faculty, children, townspeople)?
If you will need time and space for rehearsals and/or a performance, showing, or presentation, have you consulted the Master Calendar and reserved the date(s) and venue(s) by submitting the required calendar request form, which can be found on the Hendrix Web page(http://calendar.hendrix.edu/astraweb/index.jsp?start_page=home.htm)?
If you will need help from fellow students or from faculty or staff (e.g., accompanist, performers) in order to make your presentation, have you solicited their help?
If your final product will involve a public presentation, have you made plans for publicizing the event? You may also wish to think about preparing a printed program and or/planning for a reception following the event.
If your final product will be a tangible object such as a manuscript of a literary work or a recording or score of a musical composition, you may wish to investigate copyrighting the work. Find out more from the U. S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov/title37/.