Murray Jackson University Creative Scholar in the Arts Award Criteria for Selection

The recipient of the Murray E. Jackson Scholar in the Arts Award shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a full-time Wayne State University faculty member with five or more years of service to the university;
  2. Be nominated by his/her department chair, with the nomination forwarded through the dean of his/her school or college. The nomination packet shall include:
    • A narrative explanation of the chair’s reasons for the nomination
    • The application cover sheet
    • Three letters of support, two of which must come from outside the university
    • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
    • A statement of the nominee’s intended creative project
  3. Have an established record of artistic achievement and high-quality work in the traditional performing, literary arts, or visual arts or in new-genre or non-traditional arts. Artistic accomplishments in a wide range of media and in all styles will be considered, including but not limited to:
    • Visual Arts – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, fiber, glass, collage, book arts, film, video, electronic arts, installation and interdisciplinary work combining one or more of these media
    • Literary Arts – fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, poetry, essays and interdisciplinary work combining one or more of these genres
    • Performing Arts – choreography, dance, music (composing and/or performance in all genres – classical, electronic, jazz, rap, rock, etc.), theatre and performance art, spoken word, and interdisciplinary work engaging one or more of these disciplines
  4. Show evidence that she/he has professional purposefulness and the potential to grow and advance in his/her artistic career as a result of the Murray E. Jackson Award.
  5. Be committed to working “in residence” at Wayne State University throughout the award year to share the working process and the final artistic product (through performance or display), thus enhancing the campus as a creative environment.