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

Thank you for your interest in our Friends of the Arts program. We are currently reconfiguring our “Friends” program. Please check back for updates, and email any questions to Regan Byrne at

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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.

Give Now

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


  • Experience DeLanna Studi's memoir and solo play AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears.

  • Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine makes it debut at the Forbes Center!

  • March 21 - Don't Miss Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton in Makin' Cake.  

  • March 9 and 10 - Celebrate Irish Dance with WINGS: A Celtic Dance Celebration

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