CFP due date: January 15, 2020
The Paul R Jones
Initiative (PRJI) will provide up to
$2000 for programming in support of its mission, inclusive of funding for
visiting artists and scholars. Requests for funds to scale up events already
planned will also be considered.
for funding for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 are due by December 7, 2018
and units working toward collaborative programs may combine funding requests.
The PRJI welcomes collaborations among and outside the arts portfolio.
requests should include rationale, projected timeline and itemized budget.
Departments, programs and units receiving PRJI
funds are reimbursed upon completion of the program and receipt of budget
reports and documentation of the program (synopsis suitable for digital archive
The PRJI is also soliciting
nominations for the distinguished Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture for AY 2020
& 2021. Nominations should include name of nominee,
rationale, and expected campus impact. The Annual PRJI Lecturer Fund set aside
is $5000 (inclusive of honorarium, travel, accommodation). Departments/units
would be asked to cost share or seek contributing funds from others, if the
expenditures for the proposed nominee would exceed $5000.
Annual Paul R. Jones
The Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture honors Paul. R. Jones and his
gift of African American art to the University of Delaware. Since its arrival
at UD, the university has supported a wide range of research and curricular
programming using African American art as the seminal point of departure. This
includes American art and culture in dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora.
The Annual Lecture underscores the relationship and importance of
African American art to the broader curriculum, brings attention to African
American and African diasporic programming, and showcases an individual whose
contributions to the field are exemplary, interdisciplinary, and inspiring.
Previous Paul R. Jones Lecturers hosted by UD include: Gloria
Wade Gayles, Richard Long, Rick Powell, Alison Saar, Keith Morrison, David
Driskell, Mel Edwards and Jayne Cortez, Sonya Clark, Thomas Allen
Harris, Ty Jones, Fo Wilson and Mabel O. Wilson (Spring 2019)
for funding and nominations should be sent to Tracy Jentzsch, Program
Coordinator for the IHRC/PRJI: Tracy Jentzsch: firstname.lastname@example.org
pertaining to the Paul J. Jones Initiative: contact Julie McGee, Director
of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, Associate Professor
of Africana Studies and Art History: email@example.com &