Arts Research Award

The Arts Research Award is offered by BU Arts Initiative in the Office of the Provost to support a student pursuing the arts as a primary area of inquiry. This would include traditional methods of inquiry in an arts field, as well as practice-based and practice-led research.

“Our mission at the BU Arts Initiative is to ensure the integral role of the arts in the educational experience of every BU student. We support faculty, student, and staff projects, making sure the arts are deeply embedded within the cultural and intellectual fabric of the University.”

2017 Awardees

Xiaoyi Peng
Project Title: Asia at the World’s Fairs (Online Exhibition)
Mentor: Alice Tseng, CAS History of Art & Architecture

Vijay Thakkar
Project Title: DeepNote – Exploring Music Generation and Modification with WaveNet
Mentor: Brian Kulis, ENG ECE

Previous Awardees

2016 Awardees

David Baylies
Project Title
: A More Precise Model of the Trumpet
Mentor: Glynn Holt, ENG Mechanical Engineering

Dominique Bookwalter
Project Title:
 Mapping Titian
Mentor: Jodi Cranston, CAS History of Art & Architecture

2015 Awardees

Arts Initiative Lievano, Justin

Justin Lievano
Project Title: A Mother is one to whom you run when you are Troubled: The Influence of Instructive Texts on the Mothers of 19th Century American Literature
Mentor: Joseph Rezek, CAS English

Arts Initiative Rizzo, Nicole

Nicole Rizzo
Project Title: Research Apprenticeship in Interdisciplinary Modernist Studies
Mentor: Carrie Preston, CAS English

2014 Awardee

Cecilia Weddell
Project title: Intellectuals and the Global Cinematic Imagination of “Mexico in Revolution”
Mentor: Adela Pineda Franco, CAS Romance Studies