Friends of the Arts Academic Support Grants
The Friends of the Arts offer grants to support College of Fine Arts artistic projects, events, visiting artists, and student travel. Grants are available of up to $500 for an individual and up to $1,000 for a group. Learn more and find out how you can apply.
Friends of the Arts Endowed Scholar
Will you be a freshman or entering as a transfer student in the College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2016? If so, apply for the Friends of the Arts Endowment Scholarship. Applications will be available in the spring of 2016. If you apply to be a full-time fine arts major at Illinois State University you will be notified when the application window opens and instructed about how to apply.
You can also return to this site to see updates and notifications about the application process and deadlines.
Become a Friend
Become a Friend of the Arts today with our online form.
Contact the College of Fine Arts at (309) 438-8322 or email the Friends at FOA@ilstu.edu.
Why should I become a Friend?
By becoming a Friend of the Arts, not only do you help instill appreciation of the fine arts and education in our society, but your support also helps provide essential scholarships for generations of artists. In addition, members receive special perks for events, including sneak peaks to art exhibitions, premier seating at concerts and productions, and exclusive opportunities to meet with directors, artists, musicians, and performers.
How can I help?
Simply by attending more fine art events you help to foster an appreciation for the arts in our community. Stay up to date! Bring a friend! Have fun!
Become a Member
Become a Friend by donating $50 or more per year and the benefits are great! Contributions primarily support scholarships for students in the School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance, School of Art, and the Arts Technology Program.
Spread the Word
Bring a friend, co-worker or family member to the next event.
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2014-2015 Friends of the Arts Board of Directors
- Bobbi Hynes, President
- Peg Schickedanz, Vice President
- Ken Solem, Treasurer
- Beth Gaurienti, Secretary
- Jerry Antonini