Friends of the Arts (FOA) is a community-based organization partnering with Illinois State University's Foundation and the College of Fine Arts. FOA is governed by a volunteer board composed of community members who share an appreciation for the arts and education.
Give now. Your tax-deductible donation provides meaningful financial support through scholarships and grants for generations of students in art, arts technology, dance, music, and theatre.
Last year, FOA provided over $50,000 to fine arts students including $15,000 in project grants and $40,000 in scholarships. Nearly 160 households made donations to Friends of the Arts, for a total of approximately $28,000. The average donation was $200 per household.
The Student Grant Program provides support for student creative projects, research, events, visiting artists, and travel. Grants are available up to $500 for an individual and up to $1,000 for a group. Learn more and apply.
Scholarships including the Friends of the Arts Endowed Scholar help offset the cost of attendance. Applications will be available in the spring of 2017.
Wine Down Wednesday
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Stave Wine Bar & Market, Uptown Normal
Join us for Wine Down Wednesday at Stave. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or beer. FOA will receive one dollar for every glass and four dollars for every bottle purchased. Proceeds support the Gala at the Galleries and student grants and scholarships. Open to the community who are 21 and older.
Gala at the Galleries
May 20th, 2017, 6 p.m.
University Galleries, Uptown Normal
Celebrate art, music, theater, and dance at the annual Gala at the Gallery. Silent and live auctions. Live entertainment by students, faculty, and community members. A wonderful array of appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, and soda will be available. Make your reservation.
Stephanie Kohl Ringle