Funds by Category: College of Fine Arts

Arts, Media & Museums

College of Fine Arts


Arts Leadership + Business Fund

The Arts Leadership and Business (ALB) minor is open to all majors at the University of New Mexico and provides undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on professional development, entrepreneurial studies designed for the creative sector, and foundations in arts administration. Whether students wish to work for arts organizations or become entrepreneurs, the ALB curriculum is... Read more »

College of Fine Arts ARTS Lab – General

ARTS Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary center for emerging media with an emphasis on immersive and interactive media. The Art, Research, Technology & Science Lab supports education, research, production and presentation for the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, as well as other colleges, and the greater community.

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund

Investing future of professional artists benefits our university, our community, and beyond. The arts are a economic driver in New Mexico, and our UNM Fine Arts students students will be global leaders in the arts, and innovators who contribute to every profession. The lives of students, faculty, and staff are enriched by the financial support... Read more »

Concert Choir Fund

The UNM Concert Choir plans to perform in Carnegie Hall in March, 2020. The UNM Concert Choir is the Department of Music’s premier mixed choral ensemble, and gifts made in 2019 – 2020 will help offset their travel expenses. Led by Dr. David Edmonds, this group has been recognized across the state and region for... Read more »

Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Jameson Freeman Endowed Fund for Dance

Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a Santa Fe native, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dana is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He founded Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC.org) in 1992. It is the preeminent modern dance company in the Washington, D.C. region. He is the first ever... Read more »

Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives

The Dean’s Endowment for Special Initiatives is being established to support the Special Initiatives and emerging opportunities that further the mission of the College of Fine Arts.

Department of Music Opera Fund

Our program presents two productions in the academic year. All students in Opera Theater are given the opportunity to perform in the opera scenes performances or the fully staged opera production accompanied by the UNM Symphony Orchestra. All of our costumes come from the Santa Fe Opera. Our goal is to educate and develop the... Read more »

Friends of Music Scholarship Fund

The Friends of Music have been awarding scholarships to deserving musicians at the UNM Department of Music for the past 50 years. Friends of Music also present a variety of musicales and other events and performances, and has provided support and hospitality for UNM music student recipients of the Friends of Music Scholarships.

John Clark Choral Endowed Scholarship

John Miller Clark, September 21, 1940 ~ December 30, 2017 This fund honors John Clark, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico from 1972 – 2005. Professor Clark was a leading figure in choral music in the state of New Mexico for a generation of singers and this... Read more »

Leah Menezes Lee Art Education Scholarship

Leah Menezes Lee was an artist and teacher with children and adults in schools, universities, museums, dojos, and city streets. She was both a visual artist of murals, sculpture, and painting, and a martial artist of karate, krav maga, and tai chi. Leah was a dedicated educator and her teaching included being an instructor at... Read more »

Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship

The Marjorie L. Devon Tamarind Scholarship Fund was created to honor Tamarind’s director for over thirty years. This fund will directly support a student enrolled in Tamarind’s one-year Printer Training Program.

Music Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

The UNM Department of Music Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of concerts, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, music equipment and much more. See our website at music.unm.edu for information.

Social Media Workgroup

The Social Media Workgroup (SMW) is an interdisciplinary art, science and engineering educational research laboratory based at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC) that has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on experience with designing and creating STEAM (Science Technology Engineering and Math + the Arts) projects using mobile media,... Read more »

String Pedagogy Family Fund and Mad About Music Fund

Mad About Music is the advanced repertoire class and touring group of the University of New Mexico Lab School. These talented young middle/high school musicians have been invited to perform across the United States and even internationally. Click here to see the group perform.

Suellen Gornall Endowed Scholarship in Music

This endowment honors Suellen Gornall, who liked to study, listen to and perform various types of music, including folk, pop, and musical theater. Her favorite types of music were choral and classical. She performed in many amateur chorus groups throughout her life, including at The University of New Mexico. This fund supports a full-time student, in good academic standing,... Read more »

Tamarind Institute

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to... Read more »

Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund

The Tamarind Institute Director’s Fund was established in 2017 to provide the director, Diana Gaston, with funds to further the educational reach and artistic mission of Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master... Read more »

The Department of Film and Digital Arts Chair’s Fund

Famous for the unique light and landscape that attract artists and scholars from around the globe, New Mexico is ranked as a “film hotspot” by Hollywood Reporter. Albuquerque itself has been designated as the best place for filmmakers to live and work by Moviemaker magazine, and Netflix has recently adopted the city as its only... Read more »

Theatre and Dance Chair’s Fund (College of Fine Arts)

The UNM Department of Theatre & Dance Chair’s Fund relies on the generous contributions of donors to support our students and faculty, including a robust schedule of performances, recitals and programs, faculty support for research, visiting artists, equipment and much more. See our website at theatre.unm.edu for information.

UNM Art Museum Acquisitions Fund for Diversity and Equity

The UNM Art Museum seeks to increase diversity in the permanent collection. Funds generated will be used to acquire works of art by and about women, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color, particularly Native American and Latinx artists. The first acquisition in the fall of 2019 will be photographic portraits by of transgender and gender... Read more »

UNM Children’s Chorus

The UNM Children’s Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus serving boys and girls in the Albuquerque metro area between the ages 7 and 12.  Any child who wishes to sing is welcome. The UNM Children’s Chorus is a program started in cooperation with the UNM Music Prep School and the UNM University Chorus, both groups seeing... Read more »

UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust

The UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust supports the musical legacy of Robb, furthers his inspiring commitment to education, and advances the music of the Southwest. Robb served as dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts from 1942-57 and was responsible for starting the UNM Symphony and many other educational initiatives. A composer himself,... Read more »

UNM Summer Music Institute

The UNM string faculty is pleased to present the UNM Summer Music Institute for accomplished collegiate and high school musicians. Participants will be immersed in daily chamber music coaching, instrumental master classes, a solo competition, student and faculty recitals, special music topic lectures, and much more. Our goal is to be able to offer full... Read more »



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