The Arts

The UVA Arts website and calendar announce upcoming residencies, events, exhibitions, and Arts news. The biannual UVA Arts Magazine offers a glimpse into the breadth and depth of the Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture world at UVA. Tickets to performances and events can be purchased through the UVA Arts Box Office, often with discounts for faculty & staff. Sign-up for the UVA Arts Newsletter to keep up-to-date with all that is going on! 

The University of Virginia offers a variety of Visual & Performing Arts including exhibitions, programs, residencies, and events sponsored by departments, libraries, and museums, including:

The Betsy & John Casteen Arts Grounds is a precinct encompassing new, expanded, and renovated structures for the fine and performing arts such as: 

  • Ruffin Hall, a studio art building
  • The Arts Common on the north slope of Carr’s Hill
  • The Hunter Smith Band Building
  • Restoration of Fayerweather Hall for the art history program
  • Renovation and expansion of Campbell Hall for the School of Architecture (including the Fine Arts Cafe)
  • Additions to the Drama Building, including the 300-seat thrust-stage Ruth Caplin Theater

Grant opportunities are available to faculty through annual Faculty Research Grants for the Arts, the Arts Enhancement Fund, the Arts Endowment, the UVA Arts Council and the vice provost for the arts in the Provost’s Office.