Arts and Humanities Connections

New College of Florida has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of New College’s initiative “New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast.”

new college initiative flourishes along florida’s creative coast

New College’s robust humanities program has paired with the vibrant artistic community of Sarasota-Manatee to offer an exciting series of arts and humanities programs.

Funded by a five-year $750,0000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast” seeks to foster deeper understanding of the arts and humanities through new programs at New College and with local arts organizations and the Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast. Through the expansion of existing public programs and a new series of open seminars, the local community is invited to hear from — and speak with — faculty scholars and artists who are renowned in their fields.

The 2018 spring season has concluded

Our spring season has come to an end. Please check back later this summer for the 2018/2019 Season events.

Thank you for your continued support!!

Seeking Project Proposals

Submit a proposal for a project consistent with the grant’s priorities on inter-institutional collaboration, public access and outreach, and the development of sustainable programs in the arts and humanistic disciplines.

See Previous Mellon Events Here.

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additional connections


New Music New College

New Music New College (NMNC) is an extension of the music program at New College that presents five programs of contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music each year.

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Public Archaeology Lab (PAL)

The New College Public Archaeology Lab (NCPAL) is committed to facilitating education, outreach, and the study of archaeology within a broader anthropological and interdisciplinary context.

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Previous Mellon Grant Events

A list of past events brought to you by “New College: Connecting the Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Creative Coast.”

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