UBC's Chan Centre a semifinalist in Creative Campus Innovations program

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is the only Canadian semifinalist in a prestigious campus  arts-funding competition.

In 2006, the Washington, D.C.-based  Association of Performing Arts Presenters  launched the Creative Campus Innovations granting program with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In August 2010, up to 10 one- to two-year grants will be awarded, with prizes ranging from $100,000 to $200,000.

The Chan Centre, which is at the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus, has proposed developing a program to address aboriginal issues  through the performing arts.

The campus is on land claimed by the Musqueam First Nation. The Chan Centre, which was created as a result of a grant by businessmen  Caleb and Tom Chan,  has suggested that it will work closely on  its  program with the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the UBC First Nations House of Learning.

The facility has three venues: the Chan Shun Concert Hall (named after the Chan brothers' father), the Telus Studio Theatre, and the Royal Bank Cinema.

The following is a list of the other 30  semifinalists which, like the Chan Centre, have been invited to submit full proposals:  

Arizona State University, ASU Public Events / Gammage

Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts  

Baruch College, Baruch Performing Arts Center  

Berklee College of Music, Berklee Office of Special Programs

California State University- Long Beach, Carpenter Performing Arts Center

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Fine Arts Programming

Colorado College, I.D.E.A. at Colorado College

Columbia College Chicago, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Cuyahoga Community College, Division of Creative Arts

Hiram College, Center for Literature Medicine and Biomedical Humanities

Howard University, Cramton Auditorium

Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond

Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts

Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center

Montclair State University, Arts and Cultural Programming

Pennsylvania State University, Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

Skidmore College, Office of the Dean of Special Programs

State University of New York- Oswego, ARTSwego

Syracuse University, University Arts Presenter

The Ohio State University, Wexner Center for the Arts

University of California-Irvine, Irvine Barclay Theatre

University of California-Los Angeles, UCLA Live

University of Dayton, University of Dayton Arts Series

University of Florida, University of Florida Performing Arts

University of Kentucky, Singletary Center for the Arts

University of Michigan, University Musical Society

University of Minnesota, Northrop Concerts and Lectures

University of Washington, UW World Series

Western Michigan University, Miller Auditorium