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Alumni Giving

CalArts alumni support the institution in many ways: by contributing to the  Annual Fund, through making planned gifts to CalArts and as members of the Friends of CalArts (FOCA) giving society, which offers special membership rates to young alumni.

One particularly meaningful way that alumni give to CalArts is through the creation of an endowed scholarship fund. Endowed gifts grow over time, providing a permanent and growing source of support of CalArts' students.

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School of Art Scholarship Program

A group of School of Art alumni have established a scholarship initiative to raise funds for art student scholarships. These scholarships will ensure that CalArts remains a unique and experimental community with a gifted and diverse student body. The strength of the CalArts community is important to both current students and alumni, since diverse voices in the art community come from a diverse student body.

Alumni can now support the School of Art and its current and future students through the School of Art Alumni Scholarship Fund. Although contributions of cash are greatly appreciated, we recognize that many artists are not in the position to make an outright cash gift, or would rather make a personal gift that is reflective of their education at CalArts.

Although CalArts does not have the ability to accept gifts of art, alumni may donate the proceeds from the sale of their art.

Process to donate proceeds from the sale of artwork

Once an artist has made a sale of their artwork through a gallery or representative, the proceeds may be donated to CalArts. The gallery or representative may donate all or part of their commission to the School of Art Alumni Scholarship as well. Both the artist's and the gallery's contributions will be tax deductable to the full extent of the law--please consult with your accountant for more information regarding the tax deductability of your donation.

  • Click here to download a pledge form to make your donation.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Courtney McIntyre in the Office of Advancement at 661 222-2743 or by email at cmcintyr@calarts.edu.

You may also make a cash contribution to support the Art School Alumni Scholarship Fund by mailing a check to CalArts or make a contribution online.

Checks should be mailed to:
Gift Processing
Office of Advancement
CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Last edited by Smith on Aug 11, 2010
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