Many of our alumni, parent, and community supporters make their annual gifts to the Arts Division during the calendar year-end holiday season. However, many non-profit institutions, including the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, have a fiscal year-end of June 30th and would benefit greatly from your philanthropic support prior to that date. Often, non-profit organizations may fall into a budget deficit if they are not able to meet their fundraising goals by their fiscal year-end, which can translate into decreased or cut programs.
In the Arts Division, there are many programs that could greatly benefit from your support by the end of our fiscal year. Below we’ve highlighted three such giving opportunities.
Adopt an Instrument – The UCSC Music department is committed to providing individual lessons for all of its majors in their chosen discipline to reinforce the music theory coursework that the students receive in the classroom. Unfortunately, student lab fees do not cover the entire cost of instruction and the department has had to shift resources away from academic course and ensemble offerings to continue this essential component of our students’ musical education. Your support of the Adopt an Instrument program empowers the department to add more disciplines to its personalized instruction program, successfully recruit and retain music faculty, and restore its entire range of academic offerings.
The Arts Fund for Excellence – Our programs in art, art history, dance, digital arts, drama, film and video, music and theater provide a rich environment for nurturing the talents of our students and developing the artists and cultural leaders of the future. The Arts Fund for Excellence provides essential support for ongoing work and programs throughout the Arts Division and helps to meet emerging needs and opportunities as they arise. Previously, funds have been used to support the annual Digitial Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA student exhibition, an art exhibit featuring our faculty and their peers at two Japanese universities, a new lithography press for our printmaking studio, and a campus residency of Ranganiketan, a world renowned Manipuri dance troupe from India.
Museum Without Walls – The seed for an exciting project that will help shape the future Center for Art and Visual Studies (CAVS) was planted in discussions with visiting alumni museum directors and curators two years ago. CAVS: Museum Without Walls is a speaker series that explores the kinds of dynamic and diverse programming envisioned for the new Center. Architect Elizabeth Diller, conceptual artist Fred Wilson, and Tang Museum Director John Weber are recent participants in the Museum Without Walls project. The goal of this project is to create anticipation and interest, as well as build a compelling case for a permanent facility.
To support one of these fiscal year-end giving priorities or another area within the Arts Division, please access our secure giving website at: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=25153
Please contact Matt Henry, Arts Development director, with any questions about supporting our departments or programs at 831-459-2439 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.