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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Art aims to create an inclusive environment that reflects diverse people and viewpoints, and this extends to SECAC 2019. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, we are able to offer a small award to offset the cost of the conference for selected recipients. 

The goals of the UTC Art Award for Equity and Inclusion are to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion and support the efforts of those who have been underrepresented to feel welcome at SECAC 2019.  

Those who have been underrepresented in their field (due to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status) and those whose scholarship promotes equity and inclusion should feel welcome to apply.

This award helps to offset the costs of attending the SECAC 2019 conference. We will grant five awards at $200 each. Award recipients are chosen by an ad-hoc awards committee of UTC Faculty, convened by the conference co-directors. Applicants must be current SECAC 2019 selected conference participants, chairs, presenters, or juried exhibition artists.

Applicants must submit a statement (no more than 250 words) which explains how their participation furthers the goals of this award, as stated above. Applications will be judged on the quality of this written statement. Submit this statement and your CV to Conference Co-Directors Katie Hargrave and Christina Vogel at secac2019@gmail.com. We will recognize recipients via SECAC and UTC social media channels; if you would like to be tagged, please share your social media handles for Facebook and Instagram.

Deadline: October, 1, 2019

*To learn more about UTC’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion on our campus, visit: https://www.utc.edu/equity-inclusion/

*Those selected for this award will need to complete the necessary paperwork with SECAC prior to receiving funding. More information will be provided to those who are selected. 

Download this information as a PDF here:  UTC Art Award for Equity and Inclusion