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Funding Opportunity

Request for Proposals | Engaging the Arts to Build Vaccine Confidence on UF Main Campus

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, October 01, 2021 12:00pm — through
      Wednesday, November 03, 2021 11:59pm
  • Description

    Recently, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s (CDC) published two field guides to provide guidance and resources on how to engage arts and culture as a valuable partner in promoting COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake. Based on this work, the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF Center for Public Interest Communications aim to mount a rapid, multi-modal, campus-wide vaccine communication campaign, leveraging the strength of artists, culture-bearers, and the arts to move UF students to get vaccinated.  

    The Engaging Arts and Culture to Build Vaccination Confidence at UF Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks applications from UF affiliated artists (creators and makers of all kinds) and culture bearers (those who embody and transmit practices of particular cultures) interested in improving vaccine confidence and acceptance through their chosen art form(s). Any student, faculty, or staff located on the main UF campus are eligible to submit a proposal.  

    The selected applicants will create innovative work in various forms of expression that will harness the power of the arts to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the UF community. The goals of this project are to use arts and culture-based strategies to encourage UF students and the larger UF community to get vaccinated and talk to friends and family about vaccine safety and inspire them to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their family/friends/colleagues, and the larger community. 

    This funding opportunity intends to provide $3,000 - $10,000 per project to support 8-12 projects. Awards may be made to individuals or groups.  

    Submission Date: Application materials should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021.  

    Project Contact: Natalie Rella | 

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