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The College of Visual and Performing Arts is the largest visual and performing arts unit in the state, providing comprehensive educational and professional opportunities to our students. Beyond world-class educational opportunities and community arts outreach and support, we also provide academic, travel and professional development scholarships for our students. It’s a big, important commitment, and our ability to continue providing a progressive home for arts education depends on the support of our alumni and the arts community. Your gift to CVPA can make a critical difference to the future of arts education in our state, and help support the next generations of rising young artists.

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If you’re considering making a significant donation or bequest, please contact David Huskins, the Director of Development for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at 336-256-0166, or

How Can My Gift Help?

Your gift to CVPA helps provide personal and program support to our students and the arts communities we work with. We’d like to introduce you to some of CVPA’s Distinguished Alumni, with their personal stories of how giving to CVPA impacted their education and their career.

Here are some examples of how your support makes a real difference.

Scholarship Programs

Every year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts awards over $260,000 in scholarships to talented artists who become future artists, educators, choreographers, designers, musicians, and performers. CVPA awards scholarships solely on merit, enabling the School to attract and nurture the finest young scholars and performers. Too often, especially at the graduate level, talented students are forced to bypass CVPA programs, instead accepting offers from schools or conservatories that can offer them more lucrative financial awards. Generous talent-based scholarships and fellowships help CVPA recruit these gifted and creative individuals – students who inspire their peers, challenge their professors and mentors, and add immeasurably to the artistic environment of the school and our community.

Program Support

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to continuing its tradition of supporting arts innovations and programs long into the future. Program support allows the School to fund the core departmental needs of faculty, while also providing necessary money for new discoveries and priorities. Your support helps enable CVPA to offer arts program enhancements that make a real difference to our students and the arts community: guest artists, artists-in-residence, student travel for competition purposes, ensemble travel and touring, opera production, chamber music, and the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program, to name just a few.

Other Giving Opportunities

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers more than 300 public performances per year, ranging from solo recitals to collaborative productions that include a variety of disciplines across Music, Theatre and Dance.

UNCG is a top destination in the Piedmont for high-quality performing arts, and the University is proud to have three distinct membership organizations that provide patrons with convenient ways to offer support and receive valuable benefits – Theatre Angels, Dance Partners, and the Musical Arts Guild. Examples of some of the benefits offered to our members include:

  • multiple performance tickets
  • behind-the-scenes events
  • meet-the-artist events
  • receptions
  • pre-performance dinners

Each organization has a mission to promote the performing arts at UNCG, and to provide financial support to enhance student scholarships, educational programs and teaching resources. As a member, your support helps these organizations continue their critical mission, and your contributions can be tax-deductible.

You can help support the mission of the School of Theatre by purchasing tickets to our performances, and joining Theatre Angels, our tax-deductible membership support program. Learn more about Theatre Angels membership.

UPICK subscription cards allow subscribers to buy a card of 8, 6, or 4 flexible admissions at a discounted price.

  • PICK 8: $74
  • PICK 6/Campus Discount Card: $60
  • PICK 4: $44

Theatre Angels memberships and UPICK subscriptions can be purchased through the Theatre Box Office (115 Brown Building) or by calling 336-334-4392 or 336-272-0160. You can also download our UNCG Theatre Season brochure, complete the enclosed Theatre Angels or UPICK order form, and submit it to the Brown Box Office.

If you have any questions, please contact Jody Kaizen, UNCG Theatre Manager, at

UNCG Dance Partners are an important part of our dance community, sponsoring community events and enjoying inside peeks into the life of dancers and choreographers here at UNCG.

Dance Partners support the mission of producing high-quality performances for our community audiences and creating opportunities for our young dancers. A single membership entitles a Dance Partner to:

  • Four ticket vouchers redeemable for reserved seats in any combination to a selected season of concerts.
  • Invitations to special events like pre-show receptions with guest choreographers; post-show receptions with dancers and faculty; open rehearsals to see dancers working in the studio environment.
  • Recognition in concert programs.
  • Each Dance Partner membership gives a dancer a chance to shine and a choreographer a chance to share.

With a Dance Partners Pass, subscribers receive 4 reserved seats at performances of their choice, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Dance Program to enhance student experiences and learning opportunities. Dance Partners Passes are available for $40 per 4-ticket pass. To purchase Dance Partner memberships, please contact Triad Stage at 866.579.TIXX (8499) or in-person at the box office for more information.

The Musical Arts Guild is proud of its important association with the UNCG School of Music. For almost 50 years, members have invested in the lives of gifted and deserving student musicians and faculty at UNCG. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Musical Arts Guild members are community music lovers and patrons, friends and supporters of UNCG music students, and alumni from our nationally recognized music programs. MAG member contributions provide much-needed resources, supporting students traveling to competitions and professional conferences, the purchase of specialty instruments, enhancements to practice facilities, and upgrades to create state-of-the-art classrooms.

Every year, several students are awarded merit- and need-based scholarships through the Musical Arts Guild. As a membership benefit, you will have the opportunity to attend special concerts, recitals and receptions throughout the year.

The Gatewood Legacy Endowment was created to support and protect the Art education that distinguished alumna and artist Maud Gatewood (1954) enjoyed and promoted throughout her life and career. The Gatewood Legacy Endowment helps bring emerging and established artists to campus, supports travel to help expose Art students to vital art around the country and deepen their arts education, and provides special programming outside the classroom to help prepare students for vital and challenging careers in the field of visual arts.
Learn more about the Gatewood Legacy Endowment’s history and mission.

Gifts to the Gatewood Legacy Endowment can be made through the School of Art’s online gifting portal.

Donate to a College of Visual and Performing Arts School or program directly by making a secure donation online.

If you’re considering making a significant donation or bequest, please contact David Huskins, the Director of Development for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at 336-256-0166, or