UVA Arts, University of Virginia

Vol 08 Summer 18 Library
Kinesthetic Montage: An Immersive Exploration of Hong Kong’s Walkscapes is a project supported by a UVA Arts Council grant. You can read more about the project in this issue.

Make an Impact!

Financial contributions to the Arts at UVA 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!

To learn more about how to make a gift to UVA Arts visit:

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

Moisés Kaufman, award-winning playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project, on stage with Drama Professor Colleen Kelly and UVA playwright Doug Grissom during his mini-residency supported by the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence.
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
UVA Arts Council members and faculty enjoy a reception honoring Moisés Kaufman at The Fralin Museum of Art during his mini-residency.
(Photo: Coe Sweet)

Enriching the Arts through Advocacy & Participation 

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 which provides awards up to $10,000 to arts projects across Grounds. For information on membership, contact Emma Terrry with UVA Arts at emma@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.

UVA Arts Council members and faculty enjoy a private tour with student docent Sarah Vanlandingham at The Fralin Museum of Art during the spring 2018 Arts Council meeting.
(Photo: Coe Sweet)

Sustaining the Future of the Arts 

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 Arts, at jkielbasa@virginia.edu. Arts Endowment grants enable the University to bring world-renowned artists to Grounds and to provide necessary funding to develop and implement major arts projects that engage students and faculty across disciplines.

Funds from the Arts Endowment supported a three-day residency with composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyricist Alain Boublil in February 2017, during which the artists worked directly with University Singers on songs from Les Misérables.
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Marva Barnett enjoy the musical opening by the University Singers, directed by Associate Professor Michael Slon, for An Evening with Schönberg and Boublil. 
(Photo: Coe Sweet)