The food, the campus, the way students learn today may all have changed since you were a student at Illinois State University. Know one thing that has not changed? Fine arts students are still doing cool, innovative things.

Through the University-wide day of philanthropy, alumni, faculty/staff, students, parents, friends, and the community can donate funds to support their areas of interest at Illinois State University.

You can designate your donation to support Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts students through the work of Friends of the Arts (FOA). Your tax-deductible donation provides meaningful financial support through scholarships and grants for generations of students in art, arts technology, dance, music, and theatre.

Your dollars during Birds Give Back may inspire a young artist like one of these three recent FOA grant recipients:

  • Emily Minton asked for a grant to support her solo exhibition. The show included works on paper and canvas, soft sculpture and glass. She used humor in her exhibition to create a conversation about contemporary information systems and ways they’re altering ideas of intimacy and relationships.
  • Out of Ink incorporated digital subject matter and traditional print media formats. The body of work was a collaboration between two class sections of the 2019 senior-level graphic design major. The FOA grant helped the group exhibit professional client work and personal work inspired by the designer’s passions for design.
  • Gen Games, a seven-student cross-university collaboration group of video game designers and developers, wanted to kick-start the new game development and design programs at ISU. They requested funding for subscription game development software licenses to develop an original game.

With your support, FOA can continue supporting fine arts students at Illinois State University. Thank you for your continued support.

Show your pride during the Illinois State University Birds Give Back: One Day for Change. Make your gift to Friends of the Arts on February 27, 2020.