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