Launched in December 2020, the HEAR US Awards (Honoring, Elevating, and Recapitalizing Underrepresented Stories), were designed to celebrate and advance student projects that center BIPOC voices and stories, and to fund students actively working to combat systemic marginalization in the creation and leadership of artistic and scholarly works. Emerging from Tisch’s ongoing commitments to dismantle racism, HEAR US demonstrates our pledge to address historical gaps in support, communication, resources and engagement with BIPOC students by creating new opportunities for all underrepresented and marginalized students.

HEAR US awardees are selected through a rigorous, multi-step process by a panel of professional artists and scholars, including several Tisch faculty members. Cohorts include graduate and undergraduate students working in a variety of artistic and scholarly disciplines and representing several Tisch departments. Their work will help catalyze a long-term cultural shift at Tisch and in the professional field(s).

Student Cohorts

Panelists & Mentors


To make a charitable gift directly in support of HEAR US, click here and select "Tisch Initiatives" and then "HEAR US Awards" from the dropdown menu. If you would like to make a gift in support of a fund not included on this list, please contact tisch.research@nyu.edu