Civil War Project Supports Student Creative Work

Funding Available for Students' Performances related to National Civil War Project themes

April 01, 2013


Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and led by George Washington University and Arena Stage, the National Civil War Project seeks to gather the resources of the academic and art communities in a wide-ranging exploration of civil conflict.  At the center of this effort is the commission and performance of new works.  Read more about the National Civil War Project!

GW’s Office of the President has established a commissioning fund to support student-generated interdisciplinary performance projects related to Civil War Project themes and grounded in current scholarship. 

Student projects may be awarded up to $1000 each.



Student civil war projects must bring together student performing artists and student researchers in the humanities, social sciences, international affairs, public health, law, or medicine. Research about civil war—its nature, genesis, consequences, whether social, economic, political, cultural, or psychological—must culminate in a performance (theatrical, musical, dance, spoken word).  Likewise, student artists must demonstrate how their proposed pproject's process and interpretative stance engage recent scholarship.

For more information and application materials, visit Civil War Project: Commissioning of Student Creative Work.