Holmes Endowment

The Marian and Charles Holmes Performing Arts Fund was established “to assure the production and presentation of new or unusual performance in drama, music or dance which would not otherwise be economically feasible.” Awards are restricted to current students, faculty and staff of TCC.

The Holmes Performing Arts Fund committee is calling for applications to receive funding for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Applications for funding are being accepted at this time.  Please use the “Apply Now” link below.  Applications should include a description of the proposed program and provide detailed information regarding event planning and budgeting. Materials are to be submitted by the due date. Applicants will be notified by email. Please contact Mary.Hall@claremont.edu with any questions.

Application information below

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 move forward, 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.

Proposals

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.


Application Materials

The online application form will ask for the following items:

  • Event Description

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. Please describe in detail how your event will be released to the audience. For example, will this event be in person, pre-recorded, edited? Will it be a live streamed event, webinar, etc.? 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.

  • Theme

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 2022, 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.

  • Collaboration

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.

  • Relevance

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.

  • Diversity/Inclusion

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.

  • Impact

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.

  • Planning Documentation

In addition to evidence related to the items above, proposals must include:

  • Itemized Event Budget

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.

  • Other funding sources

This should include other entities within the Claremont Colleges or beyond to whom you have applied and/or received funding for your project.


Questions

Questions regarding the Holmes Fund, applications and the selection process should be directed to Mary Hall at Mary.Hall@claremont.edu.