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.
Friends of the Arts Trivia Night
We regret to announce that our upcoming Trivia Night has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled, time and date TBD. Thank you for your continued support of Friends of the Arts and College of Fine Arts students.
October 7, 6 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Alumni Center, Room 118, Normal, IL
Test your knowledge of art, arts technology, dance, music, theatre, ISU, and pop culture. First and second place teams will win a prize. Cash bar and a variety of food items available for purchase.
Register by October 5 as a team of six or eight players OR as a couple or individual and be placed on a team. $25 per person. $30 at the door.
June 3rd and 4th
Hy-Vee, Bloomington, IL
Five percent of purchases at Hy-Vee will be donated to FOA.
Must have the Hy-Vee voucher to participate.
Stephanie Kohl Ringle