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You can power the creativity that lifts lives

Your gift enables professors and students to explore artistic self-expression and produce original works that stimulate dialogue and create new thinking.

When you give, you provide the resources for students to engage in arts experiences that further intercultural understanding and lift lives. Like using dance to reach Alzheimer’s patients. Or theater to compel political change. Or photography to explore genetics. Or children’s theater to encourage literacy.

JMU’s status in the arts and national leadership in General Education mean students master their art in a conservatory-quality experience firmly grounded in a liberal arts context. That’s a powerful combination. Your gift supports professors who teach and mentor students; guide student scholarship, research and creative projects; and engage students in service-learning — which in turn engages the community in the powerful opportunities of profound artistic expression.  

The creative economy is snapping up these well-grounded and contextually educated graduates who carry that ethos of engaged creativity into the world and help us all reenvision it. Your gift makes it possible.

Fund Description Type
Madison Art Collection Fund Help students, faculty and the community explore the diverse world cultures represented by artifacts in the collection. Program Support
Art, Design and Art History Fund Support the creative and scholarly development of student and faculty artists, educators, historians and curators. Program Support
Visual and Performing Arts Fund Foster creative, scholarly collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange for faculty, students and visiting artists. Program Support
Furious Flower Poetry Center Fund Preserve the power of the American literary experience by supporting the study of poetry and encouraging new talent. Program Support
Institute for Visual Studies Fund Support the inquiry of multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students investigating the nature and workings of images. Program Support
Theatre and Dance Fund Support the creative and scholarly development of student and faculty performers, designers, historians and educators. Program Support
Music Department Scholarship Foster the creative and scholarly development of JMU musicians, educators, historians and industry professionals. Scholarships
Performing Arts Center Seat Campaign Name a seat in the Forbes Center to honor a loved one and to support scholarships for theater, dance and music students. Program Support
Friends of the Arts Fund Become a patron of the rich and vibrant visual and performing arts programming at JMU. Program Support

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