Creative Collaborations

Curate your film series with Creative Collaborations

The Creative Collaborations program enables groups at IU and in our community to highlight important topics and ideas through film screenings and film-related educational programs.

The mission of our Creative Collaborations program is to:

Foster diverse programming partnerships that help bridge campus and community.

Highlight critical issues and themes through film-related and educational programs curated in collaboration with IU Cinema and subject-matter experts.

Engage new and returning audiences in the transformative power of participatory art as social practice.

Since January 2011, we have partnered with more than 300 campus and community collaborators on more than 1,400 film-related events, and the partnerships keep growing. We’re excited to see what we can create together!

Not only did the partnered film series reach students in new ways, it reached faculty in new ways and produced a concrete academic publication that captured just what Indiana University can contribute to the betterment of the world.

Timothy Fort, Kelley School of Business
Three people speak before an audience.
A filmmaker gives a talk.
Three people talk on stage.

Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo, and Eileen Julien; Kogonada; Nathaniel Dorsky, Russell Sheaffer, and Jerome Hiler

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the 2025–26 Creative Collaborations cycle will be announced in 2024. Check back here for details!

Full Program Information and Guidelines

Full program information guidelines, application information, and more can be found in the documents below.

We strongly suggest you carefully read all of the provided information before submitting an application.

Full Program Information and Applicant Guidelines

Application Questions

Application Checklist

Budget Template

Community Event Planning Resource

Additional Funding Assistance

We are mindful that some organizations have more resources than others, and we never want funding to be a barrier to any group’s ability to propose a program.

If you organization/unit’s budget is below $499,999.00 per year additional funds to support your program may be available. While we cannot guarantee additional funding, we make every effort to materially support our partners.

Deborah Riley Draper

Submit a proposal

The application for FY25 is now closed. The application for 2025-26 proposals will open in fall 2024. 

Know Before You Apply:

  • The application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 
  • Your work will be saved as you advance through the application. To access your application draft, you will need to return to the application URL link on the same electronic device you began the application.

If you have any questions about our Creative Collaborations program, please contact us by email.

Director Andrew Ahn