UVA Arts, University of Virginia

Vol 10 Summer 19 Library
The Rap Lab at UVA & the Charlottesville Mural project, with support from the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence, teamed up to install muralsin the Lab by local graffiti artist Saeoh. Image by Alan Goffinski

Make an Impact!

Financial contributions to UVA Arts ensure that our students and faculty have opportunities to pursue their creative work. Your gifts directly impact the vibrant artistic landscape at the University of Virginia. Thank you for your support!

Give where we need it most!

Support the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence.

UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence: 
Annual Giving to the Arts 

Annual support from alumni and friends advances educational and programming excellence and ensures cultural activities and facilities are accessible to students, our University community, Charlottesville, and beyond. Administered by the Vice Provost for the Arts, funds are awarded across schools and units to support high-quality projects and initiatives in the arts. To make a gift to the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence, visit arts.virginia.edu/give for more information. 

To make a gift to the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence click here > 

Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. and President Jim Ryan at the2019 Speaker Series for the Arts at JPJ.
(Photo: Dan Addison, University Communications)

Enriching the Arts through Advocacy & Participation 

UVA Dance students in Benevolence by Artist-In-Residence Chien-Ying Wang, performed at the 2018 Fall Dance Concert, supported by a UVA Arts Council grant.
(Photo: Jack Looney)

Members of the UVA Arts Council provide advice and support for the arts at the University of Virginia. Arts Council members meet on Grounds twice annually with the Vice Provost for the Arts, arts faculty, and students to strengthen collaboration within the University arts community and encourage participation in the collective programs offered. Membership is secured through a nominations process for interested individuals who make a gift of $2,500 or more to the Arts Council. The Arts Council sponsors an annual grants program that provides awards up to $10,000 to arts projects across Grounds. For information on membership, contact Cameron Mowat, Director of University Arts Development, at 434-243-5699 or cm2sd@virginia.edu. During their biannual meetings on Grounds, Arts Council members enjoy special, behind-the-scenes opportunities to hear from University experts about new projects in the arts and to engage with arts faculty and guest artists.

Poems-on-Demand by the Creative Writing Program at the annual Arts Grounds Day, thanks in part to a UVA Arts Council Grant.
(Photo: Coe Sweet)

Sustaining the Future of the Arts 

Vanessa German in the Rotunda Dome Room, making poems, one on one, for students.
(Photo: Dan Addison)

The Arts Endowment supports, expands, and promotes the highest level of excellence in the arts at the University of Virginia. Established in 2014, the Arts Endowment provides sustainable funding for high-impact arts projects that place creativity at the core of learning and teaching across the University, thereby enhancing the University’s profile as a leader in arts learning, teaching, and service. Individuals who make a gift to the Arts Endowment of $100,000 or more are invited to serve a five-year trustee term to advise the Vice of the Provost on the use and strategic investment of endowment earnings. To become a part of this distinguished group of investors, please contact Jody Kielbasa, Vice Provost for the Arts, at jkielbasa@virginia.edu. Arts Endowment grants enable the University to bring world-renowned artists to Grounds and to provide the necessary funding to develop and implement significant arts projects that engage students and faculty across disciplines.

During her residency atThe Fralin Museum of Art, supported in part by the UVA Arts Endowment, citizen artist Vanessa German took a ritual procession, reclaiming the Grounds of Jefferson’s most sacred Academical Village.
(Photo: Leah Stearns)