Partnerships & Proposals

If you are a UCI faculty member or student group and interested in submitting a proposal for an Illuminations-funded project or event, we are issuing a special call for faculty-initiated proposals for events in Winter and Spring, 2022. Deadline:  Friday,  October 15, 2021.
Funding levels will normally range from $500 to $3,000. All proposals must be submitted by a faculty PI, but we encourage partnerships with students groups or student support units. Funded events must be managed by the initiating unit; Illuminations will advise in planning and assist in publicity.

If you are organizing an event in 2021 and would like Illuminations to publicize the event (but do not need funding), please contact Julia Lupton ( and Debbie Nielsen (

If you represent a regional arts insitution and would like to partner with Illuminations, please contact Julia Lupton ( and Debbie Nielsen ( 

Guidelines for Illuminations events and co-sponsorships:

  1. A UCI faculty member must initiate the proposal and take the lead in insuring its success.
  2. UCI undergraduates must be the main audience.
  3. Event must have a clear arts and culture component.
  4. Event must be free to UCI undergraduates.