Whether you are a CalArts alum, a proud parent of a CalArts student or graduate, or a devoted patron of the arts who is committed to providing exceptional artists with a transformational opportunity to pursue their education, your gift to the CalArts Fund makes a true difference.

The CalArts Fund provides essential core support to the Institute and enables individuals to have an immediate impact across the campus. Your gift to the Fund underwrites the Institute’s highest priorities.

For more information about the CalArts Fund, please call 661-291-3438 or email calartsfund@calarts.edu or use our secure web form to give online.

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Through the generous support of our community, CalArts was able to award more than $17 million in scholarship grants to the entire student body in 2016. The CalArts Fund helps to accomplish our core beliefs—that all young artists, regardless of financial circumstances, must have the opportunity to develop and refine their talent; build sustainable careers; and positively affect their communities.

Student Resources

Among CalArts top priorities is to furnish all of its six Schools with an extensive inventory of production facilities and equipment so that our students have the tools that they need to help achieve their artistic potential.

Apart from providing academic resources, CalArts is also committed to providing support services that ensures an enriching student life experience. We offer many resources, from wellness programs to personal counseling to career services, that help our students make the most of their time at CalArts.

World-Renowned Faculty

Our faculty-artists keep CalArts on the cutting edge and have nurtured a dynamic community amongst our students by encouraging experimentation, bold inquiry and active collaboration. The support from our donors helps CalArts attract and retain the most innovative, world-renowned faculty-artists working today