Hanson Film Institute Grant Program launched to advance filmmaking through an entrepreneurial mindset
University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration and College of Fine Arts partner to manage the Hanson Institute.
December 19, 2004
The University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Fine Arts jointly announce a Request for Proposals from the Hanson Film Institute Grant Program. The Grant Program is the inaugural activity of the Hanson Film Institute, which was established in 2002 through a generous endowment from Jack and Vivian Hanson to advance the art and discipline of filmmaking through an entrepreneurial mindset.
The goal of the Hanson Institute and the Grant Program is to explore and expand the range of programs and opportunities that foster the understanding and practice of film and television as creative and industrial forces. The Hanson Institute is primarily interested in funding new programs that address independent and mainstream cinema, network and cable television, media culture, education and outreach. Possible programs include speaker series, film series, course and curricular development projects, and other creative ideas.
The Grant Program is open to proposals from University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students, as well as local business community members and organizations. Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Application deadline is January 14, 2004.
Mark Zupan, Dean of the Eller College of Business and Public Administration commented, "We have formed a great partnership with Dean Maurice Sevigny and his team at the College of Fine Arts to bring entrepreneurial management expertise to the forefront of fine arts research efforts. Surely, innovative projects that bring together the creative and business end of media will emerge."
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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