Your Gift…
Helping to Advance the Arts at JMU,
the Community and Beyond

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is keeping the arts relevant. Through elements of imagination, creativity and innovation, our students are preparing to face societal challenges with fresh perspectives. To this end, the College has three primary funding initiatives:



College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Endowment

Visual and Performing Arts programs are highly competitive. A strong scholarship endowment allows JMU to recruit the best and brightest students. Increasing endowment funds for the College will provide long-term security for scholarship awards into the future, and help JMU to establish a recruiting advantage and attract the most talented artists.

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Friend of the Arts

Become a Friend of the Arts! “Friends” is the gateway giving society of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Your gift of $100 will support student scholarships and student learning in the College of Visual and Performing Arts! Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our community.

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Name a Seat

Demonstrate your passion for the arts at Madison or honor someone who has made a difference in your life. Your donation will directly support student scholarships in the performing arts. Name one seat for $1,000 or two seats for $1,500. A plate on the back of the seat will recognize your gift. Choose between the Concert Hall for large ensemble music performances or the Mainstage Theatre for theatrical and dance performances.

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For more information, contact:
Paula Polglase, Director of Development
College of Visual and Performing Arts
(540) 568-4118


  • Forbes Center Gift Certificates on Sale Through December 14th!

  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall

  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!

  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).

  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award

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