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Providing Access To The Arts

Senior Class Gift Committee is a collective of dedicated UChicago fourth-years who guide our class in philanthropic activities to better our community for future classes. This month, we’ve partnered with the Logan Center for the Arts to focus on promoting access to the arts. Art stimulates creativity, teaches discipline and opens up the mind to new perspectives of the world. We believe every student, K to College should have access to art, and this month, if you get involved, we’ll offer a special gift:

Until January 31st, students and young alumni who give $20.21 to anywhere in the University will receive a mug designed by fourth-year artist, ashanti. Additionally, every fourth-year who gives $20.21 also receives a limited edition gift in June.

We hope you consider supporting UChicago Arts programs such as Amplify and ArtsPass. Hurry! We only have 200 limited edition mugs available!

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Consider supporting these two programs run by UChicago Arts that provide free and discounted opportunities to experience art in Chicago.

ArtsPass Did you know that your UChicago ID gives you access to free and discounted admission to arts and culture organizations throughout the city? Through special partnerships with some of the best cultural institutions in Chicago, the ArtsPass program provides UChicago students unique access over 70 theater, music, dance, visual art, and cultural institutions throughout Chicago.
Amplify For K-12 Chicagoland students, Amplify builds a networked education community and offers extensive K-12 arts programs nd multi-site field trips for students, as well as professional learning opportunities for educators.

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Art-Focused RSOs to Support

The art scene at the University of Chicago is as vast as it is robust with hundreds of worthy causes from dance RSOs to programs that provide opportunities for entrepreneurs from the South Side. The list of UChicago art organizations is abundant but here’s a quick selection of a few worthy organizations. Check out our list below for some suggested programs to donate to.


Dance Council Co-curricular program with Theater and Performance Studies involving all existing dance RSOs on campus including UC Dancers, UChicago Bhangara and NeXus Dance Collective.

Film and Multimedia

Documentary Films (Doc Films) Provides a wide variety of films as an education and entertainment resource.
Fire Escape Films Student-run film production organization.
Game Design UChicago’s home for discussing, learning, and practicing game design
The Glass Eyeball Provides students with a platform for artistic exploration in photography and to connect students who have this passion.
South Side in Focus Uses photo-narratives to initiate an open, personal, and holistic dialogue about life in South Side communities
University of Chicago Japanese Animation Society Host UChi-Con and other anime-themed events


South Side Free Music Program Offers one-on-one music education for South Side students by pairing them with UChicago student teachers.
Music RSOs For a list of UChicago groups ranging from bell ringing to Korean drumming, click here. If you’d like to give to a music RSO, simply check “I’d like to enter my own designation” in this giving form and enter the name of your chosen RSO.

Performing Arts

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Classical Entertainment Society A space for students to participate in more experimental and less regulated theater productions than those of University Theater.
Le Vorris & Vox Circus Circus & acrobatics performance
Occam’s Razor Independent improv comedy troupe.
The Underground Collective A safe-space performance collective of student performers who put on themed quarterly showcases of entirely original work in a variety of genres.
University Theater One of the oldest student-run theaters in the country, producing more than 35 shows a year, reaching over ten thousand patrons a year.

Visual Arts and Print

Sliced Bread Magazine Presents a slice of the stuff of life, the crumbs of our meandering existence.
Outside the Lines Fine arts organization that imbricates both on-campus figure drawing sessions and off-campus artist critiques, exhibitions, and socials.
MODA Recognized by Teen Vogue as one of the best college fashion publications in the nation. In past years, MODA earned the title of largest student-run fashion show in the United States.
Memoryhouse Literary magazine that encourages undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff to share their first-person narratives with one another
UChicomics The only RSO on campus that focuses on reading and making comics
Working Document Quarterly literary magazine that publishes student and faculty writing and art.

If you don’t see your RSO or program listed here but would like to, email or leave a comment below!

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