Investing in our students
A scholarship donation to the School of Art is more than a gift – it’s an investment in our students, a commitment to the importance of art education, and a catalyst for artistic ambition. Here are a few ways your contribution impacts our students’ success:
Scholarship contributions apply directly to students’ educational expenses. Many of our students would be limited in the scope of their education without the support of donors like you.
Your contribution plays a crucial role in fostering a dynamic community within the School of Art, which boasts the largest number of student-led organizations across the Herberger Institute. Our clubs organize community events, workshops and lectures featuring professional artists; attend national conferences; sell their work; and enhance their financial literacy by collaborating with ASU Student Government to secure funding for their creative pursuits. Your generosity directly fuels these initiatives, empowering our students to lead and participate in this rich community.
Through our partnership with Blick, the School of Art is able to provide many of our students with funds for art materials. This support empowers them to diversify their artistic experiences, experiment with various materials and pursue ambitious projects (including their senior exhibitions) that might otherwise be financially out-of-reach.
In addition, your donation supports the School of Art's ongoing lecture seminar series, open to undergraduate and graduate students across the university as well as the community at large. This series, in conjunction with our strong foundations curriculum, focuses on strengthening students' professionalization practices and opportunities for networking. By providing guidance on practical, applied topics, the series enhances students’ impact as artistic citizens and facilitates their career growth, ultimately contributing to student retention and success.
Your support can become an enduring part of this legacy, shaping the future of the School of Art for generations to come.
Investing in our faculty
The School of Art's world-renowned faculty ensures that students learn a range of techniques and concepts that enable them to develop their own style and specialty. With over 85 faculty members, the School of Art is well-equipped to mentor students throughout their college careers. Our faculty are active scholars and artists, recognized within their fields nationally and internationally, and have won an array of awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, National Endowment of the Arts Grant, International Animated Film Society Award and a United States Artist Fellowship.
Your investment in faculty development and research is vital to maintaining and expanding the high-quality education we provide to students.
You can direct your investment to support faculty in the following ways:
Faculty chairs recognize the achievements of faculty over a lifetime of scholarly endeavor. Such named chairs carry with them a level of prestige among the wider academic world that allows ASU to attract and retain faculty of the highest level of achievement and teaching.
The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts wishes to increase the number of chairs in each of its schools, resulting in the continued artistic and creative development of its faculty.
Offered only to full professors, named chairs provide faculty with recognition, compensation and supplementary support for their teaching and research activities. These named gifts also strengthen the economic and creative well being of Arizona.
Named professorships, such as the Leonard and Patricia Goldman Professorship in Organ, help the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts recruit and retain the brightest and most talented faculty in the world.
Like endowed chairs, named professorships support teaching and research activities, but are typically provided to scholars and faculty at an earlier stage in their academic careers.
Part of the ASU Herberger Institute’s Annual Giving program, the Faculty Enrichment Fund is a pooled fund that supports the costs of research grants, supplies, travel fellowships and other essential activity that is part of the faculty’s creative leadership work.