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MIT Council for the Arts Awards Two Grants in February

MIT Council for the Arts Awards Two Grants in February

"Multicultural Manifestoes" was one of two projects which received a grant from the MIT Council for the Arts in February. Most of the $7,000 award was allocated for documentation of the final project, according to Susan R. Cohen, director of the MIT Council for the Arts.

Taho won the award based on her experience and the project's "potential to involve lots of people, including MIT students and the community," Cohen said. The proposal was "very convincing her project seemed very worthwhile."

Scott R. Schiamberg G, a student in architecture and urban studies and planning, also won a February-round grant for his proposal to put up a wheat field in Lobby 7 on May 6.

The Council for the Arts - a volunteer group of alumni and friends of MIT - sponsors a wide range of art projects in the MIT community. The three deadlines for funding proposals are in September, February, and April of each year, according to Cohen.