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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.
ARTS & ARTS GROUNDS FUND
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 Arts & Arts Grounds Fund click here.
UVA ARTS COUNCIL
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 Christine
Hollins, Director of University Arts Development, at 434-924-0917 or
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.
THE ARTS ENDOWMENT
Sustaining the Future for UVA 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 Office of the Provost on the use and strategic investment of endowment earnings. To become a part of this distinguished group of investors, please contact Christine Hollins, Director of University Arts Development, at 434-924-0917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS ENDOWMENT TRUSTEES
Joseph Erdman (College ‘56), Co-chair
J. Sanford Miller (College ‘71), Co-chair
John H. Birdsall (College ‘66) and Mary Scott B. Birdsall (Curry ‘66)
A. Cary Brown (College ‘84)
The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation
The J. Sanford Miller Family
Joanne B. Robinson
Bruce Robson and Emily Robson (College ‘88)
Mrs. Hunter J. Smith, Honorary Trustee
Gretchen Tibbits (College ‘89)
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.