The Student Arts Committee is the committee within Student Council responsible for addressing the needs of the student arts community, broadening access to the arts, and using the arts to improve the quality of the educational and student experience. It’s mission is to enrich the educational and cultural experience at The University of Virginia through promotion of and exposure to the arts, improved access to cultural events, increased presence of creative endeavors around Grounds, representation and support of student artists and art lovers, and using art to create a positive difference in the greater community.

Mission and Vision

Addressing the Needs of the Arts Community
The primary focus of the Committee is to identify, communicate, and meet the needs of the arts community at the University of Virginia. Consequently, the Committee’s mission is to create a system of resources that is comprehensive, diverse, and responsive to the changing needs of the arts at the University.

Broadening Access to Art
Though not everyone will be a Studio Art major, the Committee’s mission is to make art openly accessible to every student, faculty member, and staff member at the University. Whether access is participatory or observational, our vision is a diverse community that invites involvement from all corners of the University.

Art and the Educational Experience
Both inside the classroom and beyond, the arts offer a number of avenues to enrich the traditional educational experience. Principles of creativity and design intersect with every academic discipline, and the Committee hopes to foster productive collaboration between the arts and academia.

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