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Chinese Cultural Events Funding

Because student organizations and clubs at William & Mary can apply for financial support from a number of on-campus sources, the Confucius Institute serves as a "funder of last resort" for China-focused events, speakers, performances, etc. If your organization is planning a China-focused event, if your annual budget and off-campus funds are insufficient to cover the costs of the event, and if you have applied to and received insufficient funding from the Office of Student Activities (Conference Fund and/or Special Activities/Event Funds), University Center Activities Board (UCAB), Center for Student Diversity, etc., we may be able to help. Each recognized student organization is eligible to apply for up to $500 in funding per event. Actual funding levels will depend on available funds and the nature and costs of the event.

Requesting Support

To request funding, please submit these documents to Associate Director [[yliu12, Ying Liu]], no later than two weeks prior to your event:

  • Full and detailed information on the event, speaker, performance, budget request, etc.
  • Your explanation of how this event will contribute to promoting the study of Chinese language and culture at W&M.
  • A brief announcement of the event suitable for the WMCI website events list. (If the event is still in the planning stage, you'll need to submit this announcement no later than two weeks before the actual event.)
  • A description of your organization, its goals and activities, previous events, etc.

We will not consider requests that do not include this documentation or that reach our office less than three weeks in advance of the event.

Publicizing Your Event

All events supported by WMCI funding must acknowledge this support in any publicity. In addition to your other publicity efforts, we will be happy to help you promote your event by listing it on our website events calendar and circulating information through our community listserv. In order to do so, we ask that you please fill out the Publicity Request Form at least two weeks before the scheduled event.