In Summer 2016, the Department of Art and Art History received our second Community Initiatives in the Visuals Grant ("CIVA") from the Hearst Foundation. This $200,000 grant funds a variety of activities geared to enriching the artistic environment of the local community during the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic years. Initiatives supported by CIVA include stipends for students who undertake summer internships as local arts organizations, faculty teaching at local K-8 schools, an on campus summer arts program for local high school students and acquisition of contemporary Bay Area art for the de Saisset Museum.
Victoria Yao '18 worked at the Palo Alto Art Center this past summer
Ceramics and prints from local high school students
Art History alum Samantha Nelson is now working as an Exhibition Intern at the Palo Alto Arts Center after recently graduting this past June 2015. Sam wanted to remain in the Bay Area after graduation with hopes to acquire professional experience before applying to graduate school in the same field. Congratulations Sam!
Through the funding of a $200,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations, the art and art history majors now have a better chance to find paid and meaningful summer internships.