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Student Opportunities
The Student Arts Fund
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The Student Council Student Arts Committee at the University of Virginia aims to promote and enrich the Arts community at the University of Virginia through The Student Arts Fund (formally the Independent Student Arts Project Fund). The Committee welcomes proposals requesting grants for independent student artists and arts-related projects in the areas of Studio Art (painting, sculpture, print-making, etc.), Music, Creative Writing or Poetry, Architectural Design, Film/video, Dance, Drama/Performance Art, and Multi-media art. Applicants are not required to be art, drama, or music majors or minors. Undergraduate applicants will be given priority over graduate applicants. The fund is intended to enable individual creative and performing artists to pursue arts projects outside of the regular academic curriculum.

Remember, we are open to any and all forms of art, so get creative and start applying! Applications are due Friday, November 22nd at 5:00pm. Interviews will follow.

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Contact Information

Student Council Student Arts Committee
Co-chairs: Stephanie Lebolt and Kelsey Petrie
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In the News

The Cavalier Daily. Artistic ambition takes flight: Recipients of Student Council Independent Student Arts Performance Fund create unique projects that represent spectrum of artistic expression on Grounds by Rachel Lim, April 28, 2011

IScan a billboard at Newcomb and you’ll see flyers promoting everything from a capella to Shakespeare, hip-hop to opera, film to literary magazines. The strength of the arts community on Grounds means students don’t have to search long to find a culture fix. But the number of options sometimes leads to numbness: Who really wants to click through 20 arts-related Facebook invitations?

Fortunately, there’s a solution to the information overload — the Independent Student Arts Performance Fund Reception, which will take place this Saturday. The reception brings together five very different artists, each pursuing vastly different projects. Fourth-year College student George Scott Hardwig, who has taken dance classes in New York City, will bring his experience to Grounds through a dance showcase and free classes for students. Third-year College student Trenley Anderson’s artist’s book explores the nature of language and image, and their relation to thought.

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