About Arts Board
In the Spring of 1988, the Board of Visitors raised the Student Comprehensive Fee $1 per full-time student per semester. With the fund created by this fee, the Arts Board of the University of Virginia presents an outstanding artist, attraction, performance, or exhibition each year in a three-year rotation which includes music, visual arts, and drama. The Arts Board program was created to raise students' awareness of and appreciation for the arts.
The Arts Board is a cooperative effort between the McIntire Department of Music, the McIntire Department of Fine Art, the University of Virginia Art Museum, the Department of Drama, and Newcomb Hall and the University Programs Council. The Arts Board is composed of twelve students and two faculty members. The student members include six from the presenting department, two students representing the arts from University Programs Council, and four students at-large. The faculty advisors include a representative from the presenting department and an advisor from the Newcomb Hall Programs Office.
Event proposals are presented by the respective department (Music, Studio Art/Art Museum, or Drama) and voted on by the student members of the Arts Board. The Arts Board is responsible for selecting the program. The Arts Board is responsible for planning and implementing the details of the program and for overseeing the Arts Board budget, under the advice and guidance of the Arts Board advisors.
Interested in getting involved with the Arts Board? Apply for the Music Arts Board.