Call for Events

At FIT, we believe that the experience of learning and working with people of diverse cultures, races, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds nourishes a capacity for understanding different perspectives and for interacting with people of backgrounds different than our own. To help us pursue this goal, the Diversity Collective celebrates events and presentations that showcase the creativity and rich diversity of experience at FIT through the lens of the arts, careers, curriculum, social media, technology, and other fields. We are cordially inviting you to submit your proposals for diversity events.

Submission Deadline

Applications must be submitted with a minimum 2-month submission prior to the date in which you wish your event to take place.  Accepted applications and funding amounts are announced approximately 3 weeks after your application is submitted. Please note that funding amounts will be determined by the number of events selected and approved for funding. 

Deadline for 2023-2024 events

Ongoing with a minimum 2-month submission prior to the date of the proposed event.

Proposal Criteria

The Diversity Collective calls on the entire FIT community to submit proposals for presentations and events in any category (workshops, speaker/lecture, performance, visual, exhibition, etc.) that are related to these traditional celebrations at FIT:

February: Black History Month
March: Women's History Month
April: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April: Arab American Heritage Month
May: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month  
May: Jewish American Heritage Month  
May: Mental Health Awareness Month
June: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
July: Disability Pride Month
September: Latinx Heritage Month - September 15- October 15 2024
October: LGBTQ+ History Month
October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
November: Native American Heritage Month
International Day of Transgender Visibility - March 31, 2024
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) - May 5, 2024
Juneteenth - June 19, 2024
Indigenous Peoples’ Day - October 14, 2024
National Coming Out Day - October 11, 2024
Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20, 2024
International Day of Persons with Disabilities- December 3, 2024

Application Process

Please submit your application HERE  

Preferences will go to submissions which:
Demonstrate and create a community benefit and impact.
Utilize partnerships, by working with or collaborating with other departments and/or student groups. 
Have a clear connection to the goals of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at FIT.

Review Procedures

The Diversity Collective Grants and Events subcommittee will review all proposals and submit their recommendations to the Council Co-Chairs and to the President. 

Diversity Event Planning Guidelines 

The Diversity Event Planning Guidelines (.pdf) provides guidance for those events and presentations which are awarded funds, the information provided with help to develop and implement a successful management plan.

The Diversity Collective of FIT was established by the Office of the President to enhance and promote inclusiveness and diversity throughout the FIT campus.