Jody Kielbasa

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Vice Provost for the Arts
Jody Kielbasa is the Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia. Appointed to the Vice Provost for the Arts position in 2013, Mr. Kielbasa is responsible for planning for the arts in consultation with the Arts Advisory Committee, helping guide fundraising initiatives associated with the arts, including creating the Arts Endowment, and for initiating and coordinating cross-disciplinary collaborations both inside and outside the Visual and Performing Arts & Architecture Departments and Programs at the University.

UVA Arts

The Arts are essential to the University, its mission, and...
the residential experience, inspiring our students to innovate, create, collaborate, explore, and discover. The Vice Provost for the Arts catalyzes and facilitates research, creative production, and service across Grounds—in two museums, with festivals and radio, and by student arts organizations. Outreach efforts include the Speaker Series for the Arts, residencies, and public-facing programs that promote creative expression and enrich the artistic offerings across the Commonwealth, nation, and world.