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2018 Festival Proposal and Funding Application

The Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts is the result of the generous gift of Donald Lougheed and his wife, Kathryn Kofoed Lougheed, SUNY Potsdam class of 1954. 

Mission and Vision

With this gift, the Lougheeds are intent on creating an "umbrella" for the arts by providing financial support for an array of arts inspired activities, performances and scholarly activity leading up to and exhibited through a ten-day Festival. The Festival will culminate each year with the Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor leading Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra in a performance. Campus constituents will be invited to submit proposals to fund creative endeavors that enhance, connect and expand on the arts experience at SUNY Potsdam in ways designed to positively impact SUNY Potsdam students as well as the community and region.

The Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts funds shall be used to build upon, celebrate, and advance Potsdam's status as the leading arts campus in the SUNY System and beyond while enhancing the full breadth of its arts programs including arts practice, arts education, arts theory and arts management. The Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts shall encompass all forms of artistic expression, including those involving more than one artistic discipline and collaborations with other disciplines.

The goals of Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts are:

  • Expose the entire Potsdam campus and community to the full breadth of the arts while enhancing Potsdam arts programs.
  • Provide funding that will enhance and enrich the Potsdam arts experience.
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that offer the potential for the inclusion of students from across campus.

Funding Parameters

All proposals will be required to be as inclusive as possible of all expenses.

The Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts fund shall be used to support the following:

Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts funds may be requested for individual or group honoraria for guest artists, artists-in-residence, and other presenters; for travel expenses related to these visiting artists; for production expenses and exhibition costs; for costs related to educational outreach, including travel to or from area schools; for performance rights; for Festival-related receptions and other hospitality; for commissions of new works of art; and for promotional and support activities.

Submission Process, Review and Awarding of Funds

Proposals will be reviewed by a Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts committee, including faculty representatives from all three Schools and related stakeholders. The committee will make recommendations to the academic deans of SUNY Potsdam's three schools. The deans will determine final awards and allocations based on committee recommendations and strength of the proposal in fulfilling the mission and goals of the Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts. Special considerations and focus will be on collaborations and the potential to positively impact the SUNY Potsdam student experience.

Proposals are not limited to the timeframe of the ten-day Festival. Proposals may include guest artists/scholars, activities, curriculum, master classes that occur leading up to the Festival with a culminating performance, event, exhibition scheduled for the celebration of the arts.

The 2018 Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts: April 27 - May 6, 2018

Please consider the following when crafting your 2018 proposals. Some of these may affect availability of venues and other campus resources, while others may offer opportunities for Festival enhancements.

  • All Festival events are free and open to the public.
  • Integration of topics and events into existing curriculum would be ideal and help students maximize participation and alleviate overscheduling.


Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

2018 Festival Proposal and Funding Application

Festival dates: April 27 - May 6, 2018

All proposals for the 2018 Festival due to Kathryn Deuel by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. If you are attempting to secure an artist that requires significant advance booking you may also apply for a future festival (2019 or 2020) at this time. You will have an opportunity to speak briefly about your proposal and answer any questions the committee may have before funding is decided. Total funding available is approximately $58,000.

Contact Information:

Campus address: 6th Floor, Raymond Hall
Phone: x-2102
Email: deuelkj@potsdam.edu