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Corporate and foundation support are essential in maintaining and strengthening UArts programs, scholarships and more.


The University of the Arts is committed to inspiring, educating and preparing innovative artists and creative leaders for the visual, performing and media arts of the 21st Century. Corporate and foundation contributions support the excellence and innovation that make UArts a vibrant cultural resource to the City of Philadelphia and the creative economy nationally.

UArts alumni are creative entrepreneurs, designers at Fortune 100 companies, performers on Broadway and leaders in their communities. UArts’ nearly 1,700 students and 500 faculty are at the center of one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities, with a campus on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts bustling with performances, exhibitions and collaboration.

Opportunities for Corporate and Foundation Support

  • UArts events, such as concerts, performances, shows, galas, art sales, theater season and dance series
  • Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, a business mentorship and incubator program for creative entrepreneurs
  • Scholarships and awards for gifted students
  • Program launch, such as the University’s new BFA in Game Art
  • Pre-College Programs, opportunities in visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing for students in grades 1 - 12
  • NEUArts , a new initiative utilizing course time for community engagement

Corporate and foundation supporters enjoy a variety of benefits, including prominent recognition and exclusive behind the scenes access, when becoming part of the UArts community. Additionally, the University has a variety of rental spaces available for your company’s function. There are also opportunities for displays at events,such as New Student Orientation. We also welcome partnerships that offer opportunities for student internships and/or recruitment, display of work, or research/design collaborations.

Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

UArts' Pre-College Programs are certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an Educational Improvement Organization. The Department of Community and Economic Development issues approval letters to business applicants awarded EITC tax credits. Businesses must apply online annually to be considered to receive credits. The business has 60 days after the letter to mail contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations. There is still time for approved businesses to take advantage of this unique tax credit opportunity, while also helping to provide children with a high-quality arts education at UArts.

Pre-College Programs offer students in grades 1-12 hands-on arts education with instructors who are professional working artists. UArts is committed to accessibility by awarding full and partial scholarships to students with financial need. High-quality out-of-school arts programs have been shown to improve students' self-esteem and matriculation rates into colleges and universities.

Learn more about the EITC program from the state website.

We rely on EITC contributions to support this longstanding program. Please call Brenton McCloskey at 215-717-6138 to make a contribution or to receive more information on Pre-College Programs or the EITC program.