Student Arts Committee
Elly Jackson is a third-year in the College majoring in Art History. Elly was a member of the Student Arts Committee during the 2011-2012 year, and she is excited to serve as co-chair of the committee this year. In addition to serving on Student Council, Elly is a Student Docent at the UVA Art Museum (come take a tour!) and is a moderator for Sustained Dialogue. In her spare time, Elly enjoys tweeting nonstop, harmonizing to Robyn, and hanging out with her dachshund in Mississippi. Elly is most excited to bring more students to the UVA Art Museum and the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. She is looking forward to expanding the presence of arts on Grounds for all students and improving life for students involved in the arts.
Kelsey Petrie is a third year studying Art History and Cinematography. While at UVa one of her goals is to increase accessibility to the arts for all students and build on the programming and successes that have already begun. Most of all, though, she just really wants everyone to be as excited as she is about art and culture!
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.
Recent News & Updates:
- UVA Arts Madness 2013: March 22 - 30
- COMING SOON to Clemons: "Identity"
- The *New* Clemons Art Gallery: Call for Submissions
- ISAPF 2012 - 2013
- Love art? BE LOUD ABOUT IT.
Upcoming Events: [show-ics-events cal=13]
This year’s committee initiatives include:
- Free Expression Wall: a project designed to provide an informal creative outlet for students, and to increase the profile of art in the everyday.
- Spring Arts Network Dinner: A forum for discussion among Deans, administration, CIO student leaders to bring light to what already exists in the arts community and propose mechanisms to work together in a more coherent fashion.
- Independent Student Arts Fund (ISAPF): A grant awarded to promote student involvement and achievement in the arts by funding independent creative work in the fields of visual and performing arts. Download the application here or join the facebook group. Deadline 11/12/10 at 5 P.M. Questions? Email UVAisapf@gmail.com!
- Arts Advocates Program: A student in the various first and second-year dorm areas advocate and celebrate the arts in their living environment via face-to-face interaction, program coordination, flyering, e-mailing, and simply being passionate about the arts.
- Minds Wide Open: Showcase of performances and discussions celebrating the strength of women through the arts
- Instituting CavDaily newspapers outside the Fine Arts Cafe
In the spirit of arts advocacy, the Arts Committee offers the following suggestions to maximize your OWN arts experience on-grounds:
1. Visit the newly revamped arts website! http://www.virginia.edu/arts/
2. Sign up for the free, weekly “Arts News” e-mail to get an idea of all the wonderful events going on around UVa . It’s fast AND easy!
3. Did you know that you get a free ticket to most UVa music and drama performances? Simply reserve a ticket through the arts box office by midnight the day before by calling (434) 924-3376 or registering online at http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/boxoffice/.
4. All UVa students have a FREE MEMBERSHIP to the University Art Museum. Located on Rugby Road across from Mad Bowl, there is always something new to see. Also, mark your calendars for the last Friday of every month for the museum’s “Final Fridays” celebration, featuring refreshments for everyone and a free drink for those over 21. Visit, and you’ll never look at Rugby the same way again.
5. Speak up: Have concerns or want answers? Make your voice known. If there’s something you want changed, we can help you talk to the administration. Just email us to get started!