Applicants should complete the online form describing the event and providing detailed information regarding event planning and budgeting. Proposals must address each of the items below, which will serve as evaluation criteria for the award committee.
The online application form will ask for the following items:
Include a description of the event including proposed date, time and venue. Please indicate if the event is already confirmed or still in the planning stages. Since public health requirements severely limit in-person events, please describe in detail how your event will be released to the audience. For example, will this event be pre-recorded, edited, and streamed? Will it be a live streamed event, webinar, etc.? Please note: due to COVID-19 event restrictions, the Holmes Fund will focus on funding virtual program presentations. Any applications for in-person events are subject to Los Angeles County public health requirements and the guidelines established by the host campus. Documentation of approval by campus leadership must be included.
Rise. This past year has been like few others: political polarity, continued racial violence, and a virus that has redefined almost every facet of our daily lives has challenged us in innumerable ways. And yet, though it may be messy and faltering, we still rise. As we head to 2021, the Holmes Fund invites applicants to create and present work that celebrates the spirit of possibility, the courage of resistance, and the creativity of our collective imagination through innovative content and production modes.
Describe how the proposed event utilizes collaboration between planning groups. Collaboration is encouraged between groups within a college, across colleges, with the general public and/or with additional external groups.
Describe how the proposed event is topically relevant to the missions of The Claremont Colleges and/or to issues of importance to TCC’s community.
Describe how the proposed event reflects TCC’s values of diversity and inclusion. This section should address issues such as access, representation and/or accessibility in planning and/or implementation.
Describe the proposed event’s anticipated impact on The Claremont Colleges. Impact may be described in terms of the uniqueness of the experience, the number of people participating and/or the personal value for participants.
In addition to evidence related to the items above, proposals must include:
Please use the budget document as a template for submitting your detailed event budget. Don’t forget to include any costs associated with presenting your event through a virtual platform. For example, will there be video editing costs, live stream webinar license costs, etc.
- Communications Plan/Timeline
This should include any planned marketing collateral (posters, printed programs, etc.), advertising, and publicity (e-blasts, social media, etc.) associated with your event.
This should include other entities within the Claremont Colleges or beyond to whom you have applied and/or received funding for your project.
Questions regarding the Holmes Fund, applications and the selection process should be directed to Mary Hall at Mary.Hall@claremont.edu.