UVA Arts, University of Virginia

Vol 13 Winter 20 Library
2015 Spring Dance Concert. Image by Tom Daly

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!

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

Give where we need it most...

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. This includes a variety of initiatives such as the President’s Speaker Series for Arts with Leslie Odom, Jr., UVA Arts Grounds Day to welcome and engage students to UVA Arts, the first Virginia Film Festival Drive-in Experience. To make a gift to the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence, visit arts.virginia.edu/give for more information.

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Enriching the Arts through Advocacy & Participation 

Members of the UVA Arts Council provide advice, support, and advocacy 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 cmowat@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.

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 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.