Fine Arts Comprehensive Campaign

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The What Starts Here campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of our university and state. Your donation will help The University of Texas at Austin become the world’s leading public research institution, and a gift to the College of Fine Arts will shape the future of culture and the creative economy of Texas and beyond. 


Campaign Priorities

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Innovation in Research and Creative Practice

Emerging technologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and increasing access are changing the way we think about and create art. We want to ensure that UT Fine Arts attracts the very best students and faculty, and that our academic programs remain at the forefront of quality and relevance.

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College-to-Career Success for Artists and Creatives

We are aggressively expanding our scholarship packages for high-potential students and those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. College-to-career programs such as internship scholarships are designed to prepare every Fine Arts student for career success through experiential learning.

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New State of the Art Facilities

Our studios, theatres, galleries, and concert halls are our community’s laboratories for innovation, launchpads to our students’ professions, and centers to serve our campus and Austin communities.

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UT is a globally top-ranked institution and one of the most highly regarded public universities in the United States. It is paramount that we support the university so that it can continue to attract a best-in-class faculty and student body.
— Grady Roberts

Campaign Volunteer Leadership

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Steven E. Berman
Los Angeles, CA

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Lisa Fasano Cartwright
Chicago, IL

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Frances Chavez-Berman
Los Angeles, CA

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Richard M. Church Jr.
Houston, TX

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Sara Hallam
Dallas, TX

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Steve Kahng
Austin, TX

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Grady Roberts
Houston, TX

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Caroline Schupbach
San Antonio, TX

Contact Info

2301 Trinity Street, Stop D1400 
Austin, TX 78712