Coming January 2024, The College of Visual and Performing Arts introduces Friends of the Arts and Design, a new giving society providing essential financial support for student scholarships and CVPA programming. Members include alumni, current students, family members, community members – all who are passionate supporters with an interest in promoting and sustaining the arts and design at JMU. Benefits range from complimentary tickets to exclusive invitations and more. Please join us in support of our outstanding students!

Levels of Membership & Benefits

  • Arts and Design Advocate
    • Acknowledgement in performance programs
    • Invitation to the Annual Season Preview event & to purchase tickets before the public
    • Invitation to the Annual Research Symposium in Arts & Design
    • Membership Pin
    • Invitation to selected Master Class Sessions
    • Two complimentary tickets to a student performance
  • Arts and Design Champion - Benefits listed above, plus:
    • Access to Friends-only refreshment area in the Dean’s Suite at selected events (limited capacity)
    • Special recognition on Forbes Center screens located in main lobbies
    • Invitation to a Behind the Scenes Tour and selected student performances
    • Opportunity to meet a Masterpiece Season guest artist backstage
    • Two seats named
  • Arts and Design Hero - Benefits listed above, plus:
    • Recognized at the Season Announcement and the IN/ovation Celebration
    • Invitation to the annual Salon event
    • “See a Show with Friends” – 4 free tickets at selected events

To give and be a part of the Friends of the Arts and Design, please contact the Dean's Office at

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