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Holmes Endowment Application

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. Applications for grants from this fund must be submitted in accordance with the following procedures.


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 must be submitted on or before June 3, 2019 at 8 am. Applicants will be notified of decisions by July 1, 2019.

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.

  • Theme

Inspired by the 50th anniversaries of the Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA), the Office of Chicanx/Latinx Student Affairs (CLSA), the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies (IDAS) and the Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies (IDCLS) at The Claremont Colleges – programs which have profoundly impacted higher education – the Holmes Fund theme for the 2019-2020 academic year is Transform. We aim to support a broad array of live art and events which highlight reflect and honor the transformations of self, community and the world. Include a description of how the proposed event embodies this theme.

  • 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.

  • 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 regarding the Holmes Fund, applications and the selection process should be directed to Mary Hall at