Hand Grants

How To Apply for a Hand Grant

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis now throughout the academic year. 

  1. Download and complete this Application Cover Sheet.
  2. In 200 – 500 words, describe your proposal for hosting a student event at Judy’s Hand Pavilion.
  3.         Create a detailed budget that explains exactly what the funding will be used for.

Once you have completed your application, email all required documents to bakernord@case.edu.


The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities is excited to announce funding to support undergraduate engagement with the Judy’s Hand Pavilion, a sculpture in Case Western Reserve University’s Toby’s Plaza. The installation, by celebrated artist Tony Tasset, is one of seven city-wide projects commissioned by CWRU’s Putnam Collection and FRONT International’s multi-site exhibit “An American City.” To read more about the installation, click here.

The Baker-Nord Center will “Hand” out  up to $500 on a competitive basis to support student events at Judy’s Hand Pavilion. Funding is available both to student groups and to individual students. Eligible projects should engage the sculpture in any combination of the following:

  • Social – The sculpture will be surrounded by moveable seating. How can you use the hand and this seating to create a small student gathering?
  • Justice – FRONT seeks to promote the ethics of engagement. What on-campus issues does Judy’s Hand Pavilion speak to?
  • Urban – As curator Kathy Barrie noted, Cleveland is “the work of many hands.” How can you use Judy’s Hand Pavilion to highlight the shared labors of CWRU students in contributing to our urban environment?
  • Art – This is an installation designed for interaction. How does music or theater change the installation? What range of creative emotions might the sculpture evoke?