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Each year, generous support for the arts from alumni and friends advances our educational and programming excellence and ensures cultural activities and facilities are accessible to our students, University community, Charlottesville, and beyond.

Arts & Arts Grounds Fund: Annual Giving to the Arts

Through a gift to the Arts & Arts Grounds Fund, you can help impact the artistic landscape at the University of Virginia. This fund is administered by the Vice Provost for the Arts and is awarded across schools and units where opportunities and needs are most urgent. Every gift makes a difference.

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Arts Council Membership

Members of the UVA Arts Council provide advice and support for the arts at UVA. Bringing together members, students and faculty for meetings on Grounds twice annually, the UVA Arts Council strives to develop and strengthen the bonds of interest and participation among the arts community. Membership is secured through a nominations process for interested donors who make a gift of $2,500 or more to the Council. In addition, the Council awards project grants of up to $10,000 to arts departments and programs across Grounds.

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Arts Endowment: Sustaining the Future for UVA Arts

The Arts Endowment is building a sustainable source of funds to expand, support, and promote excellence in the arts at UVA. Donors 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.

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Planned Giving

There are many ways to give to the arts, and hundreds of donors are choosing Planned Giving as a way to maximize their support of a cause they and their loved ones care about deeply. Planned gifts ensure the future health and vibrancy of the arts, and include gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, real estate, and stock. To learn more about planned gift opportunities, visit the University of Virginia’s Gift Planning website.

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Corporate Giving

The arts play a vital role in enriching our community. Corporate and business support is an integral piece to a public-private partnership in which the arts can truly flourish. With a rich and diverse array of events and programs, the arts at UVA actively seek partnerships with organizations that wish to align with the mission of the University and the important role the arts play in our world.

For more information, contact Christine Hollins, Director of University Arts Development, at (434) 924-0917 or email >

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