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CCA@CCA Faculty Micro Grants Program

The Fall 2020 CCA@CCA Faculty Micro Grant recipients are:

Kim Anno

Professor, Painting and Drawing Program

Project title: Make, Act, Resist: A Teach In on Borders and Migration

Susanne Cockrell

Associate Professor, Community Arts Program

Project title: WE'ave THE PEOPLE

Jacqueline Francis

Associate Professor and Chair, VCS; Associate Professor, Visual Studies

Project title: Methods for Change

Linda Geary

Professor, Painting and Drawing Program

Project title: Believe In Truth

christopher hamamoto

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Program

Project title: Fall Exhibition Design Series: Alt Knowledges

Steve Jones

Adjunct Professor, First Year Core Studio Program

Project title: Agitprop: Issues and Causes

Jaime Knight

Assistant Professor, Printmedia Program

Project title: BIPOC Virtual Print Studio

Aspen Mays

Associate Professor, Photography Program

Project title: What is your voting story?

Vreni Michelini-Castillo

Adjunct Professor, Critical Ethnic Studies Program

Project title: The Circle: Autonomy Beyond the Nation-State

Jon Sueda

Associate Professor, Graphic Design Program

Project title: Post-Identity Design

About the CCA@CCA Faculty Micro Grants Program

Grant Objectives

Faculty Micro Grants, funded via Creative Citizens for Action at CCA (CCA@CCA), are designed to support course efforts tied to democratic engagement by CCA faculty. Leading up to Election Day in November, the goal of this program is to support the implementation of small-scale, immediate public-facing projects or activations that aim to improve the learning experience of students and offer critical resources for civic involvement. Projects will be featured in the Creative Citizens in Action Program Series and online platform.

Funds and Timing

Applications for micro grants of $500.00 or $1,000.00 were due by 11:59pm on August 2, 2020. Notification took place the week of August 10–14. Projects are expected to be completed within the fall 2020 semester. The Faculty Micro Grants Program is a pilot program designed to help fill funding gaps in fall 2020; we cannot guarantee it will be an annual or permanent opportunity.


All faculty who are actively teaching at CCA in fall 2020 were invited to submit proposals.


Applicants were asked to address the following five components:

  1. Abstract – Brief summary of proposed project. (Up to 75 words)
  2. Project Proposal – Describe your plan and how you anticipate this project will improve the student learning experience with democratic engagement. (Up to 250 words)
  3. Measures of Success – Provide an overview of how you will assess the impact of this project. (Up to 250 words)
  4. Inclusive Design – Provide detail on how the proposed project will advance the tenets of creating and sustaining an inclusive learning environment. (Up to 250 words)
  5. Budget – Please note the total funds requested ($500 or $1,000 total), expense categories, and short explanation. All expenses must follow college guidelines.


Creative Citizens in Action at CCA (CCA@CCA) is a college-wide initiative that promotes creative activism and democratic engagement through public programs, exhibitions, and curriculum connections. This grant opportunity is funded by a new endowment gift to launch The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism that spans the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing.