Why Support Grad Art?
As a terminal master’s program The Grad Art Program places art historians throughout the art world, from academia to museum work to galleries and auction houses, as well as many other arts organizations and non-profits. Supporting this crucial step between undergrad and an arts career requires ever-evolving support, mentorship, and opportunities. Gifts to the Grad Art Program go directly to current and future students and help us provide the best support and opportunities to all.
The 50th Anniversary Fund
As part of this milestone event in the program’s history, we are embarking on an ambitious fundraising effort to raise $1.5M to endow a 50th Anniversary Fund that will allow Williams to recruit, admit, and support the best students regardless of their backgrounds. This fund will center on three main initiatives to meet this goal:
- Financial aid in the form of fellowships.
- Recruitment including the annual spring open house
- Professional experiences such as summer internships and workshops with curators,
educators, gallerists, and other arts professionals.
To inspire giving, a generous Grad Art alumnus from the 1990s has offered $50,000 in match funds for new or increased pledges of $250/year or more to the new 50th Anniversary endowed fund. So, if you support Grad Art for several years (e.g., a five-year pledge), your entire pledge will be matched 1:1 and will count towards our fundraising goal.