Friends of the Arts & Design

Later this year, The College of Visual and Performing Arts will introduce Friends of the Arts and Design, a new giving society providing essential financial support for student scholarships and CVPA programming. Members will include alumni, current students, family members, community members – all who are passionate supporters with an interest in promoting and sustaining the arts and design at JMU. Benefits range from complimentary tickets to exclusive invitations and more. Please join us in support of our outstanding students!

Levels of Membership & Benefits

  • Arts and Design Ally ($250 - $499)
      • Name Acknowledgement in select performance programs.
      • Early access to purchase tickets before public on sale.

  • Arts and Design Advocate ($500 - $1,499) 
    Benefits listed above, plus:
    • Invitation to select master classes with guest artists.
    • Invitation to the Annual Research Symposium in Arts and Design.

  • Arts and Design Champion ($1,500 - $4,999)
    Benefits listed above, plus:
    • Two complimentary tickets to a student music ensemble performance.
    • Access to friends-only refreshment area in the Dean’s Suite at select events (limited capacity).
    • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour during production of select performances.

  • Arts and Design Hero ($5,000 +) 
    Benefits listed above, plus:
    • Two complimentary tickets to a student music ensemble performance OR Two complimentary tickets to a Masterpiece Season performance.
    • Recognized at the Forbes Center Season Announcement and the annual Pops show.
    • Performance Sneak Peek! Be our guest at one final dress rehearsal for a School of Theatre and Dance production.

To give and be a part of the Friends of the Arts and Design, please contact the Dean's Office at

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