Success in the fine arts requires talent, skill, inspiration, creativity and, most importantly, education. Artists need to learn from one another on a regular basis and share their knowledge to improve and grow. Students in the College of Fine Arts get that experience not only from faculty, but also working professionals through the Visiting Artists Program.
Established in 2001 by then-Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones, the program provides funding to bring in noted artists and scholars in the visual and performing arts to the Athens campus to work with students and faculty. Previously, visiting artists were a part of the college’s annual budget, making it subject to cutbacks. The Visiting Artists Program is supported by an endowed fund created by the college’s faculty and staff to ensure the program’s longevity of the program and diminish the need for state funding. The fund, now at $40,000, has grown 166% in a dozen years.
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The College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Program has a significant impact on our students, faculty, staff, the Ohio University and Athens community, and beyond.
Faculty and Staff
OHIO and Athens Community
Click here to download a brochure about the Visiting Artists Program and how you can make a donation.
To mail a gift to the College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Program, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. Please designate your gift by writing College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Program in the memo line of the check.
The mailing address is:
The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869
To make an immediate gift to the College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Program online using your credit or debit card, please visit: www.ohio.edu/give and fill in College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Program in the box marked “Other”.
Or contact Julie “Z” Zdanowicz, Director of Development for the College of Fine Arts, at (740) 593-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.