Johns Hopkins receives $2.5 million award to create arts program
May 16, 2013
The arts are very important within a society. Many foundations and nonprofits work every year to make sure communities have access to music, art, theater and other creative programs. This is also appropriate in an academic setting. So with this in mind, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently gave three grants totaling $2.5 million to Johns Hopkins University.
The money will be diverted to three main initiatives - creating an interdisciplinary music degree within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Peabody Institute, expanding campus-wide arts programming and forming a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities. Other funds will be used to develop new grants, including an Arts Innovation Fund that will support more research, the creation of new classes and other activities.
"The renewal of the Mellon sponsorship will enable us to develop new and more complex collaborations with local museums and cultural institutions," explained Johns Hopkins Director of the Program in Museums and Society Elizabeth Rodini.
The university has been in the news a lot lately, as administrators recently embarked on a campaign to raise $4.5 billion to fund new research opportunities. The main goal is to create around 300 endowed professorships and set aside a portion of the donations for financial aid and fellowships, according to The Gazette.
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