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The College of Fine Arts Committee for Diversity & Inclusion is charged with making recommendations to the Dean for implementing best practices for inclusive excellence within the classroom and in all areas of the college. Campus-wide resources and guidelines can be found on the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement website.

Committee Report, 2019-2020

CFA Faculty and Instructors: please refer to the handbook from the University of Arizona’s Office for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement: Classroom Dialogue Guide

The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts recognizes and embraces diversity of identities, experiences, and perspectives because they are the cornerstones of creative expression and cultural production. Diversity includes differences of ability, age, color, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, genetic information, immigration status, national origin, occupation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. More than a short-term project or the effort of a single office, this comprehensive approach engages everyone in complete cultural and institutional transformation by embedding and practicing IE in every endeavor, aspect and level of the College.

These values mandate:

  • Continual transformation of our curricula and cultivation of an inclusive classroom experience
  • Supporting and promoting diverse programming that represents the work of artists, and depicts subjects representing a wide variety of identities and perspectives
  • Connecting with our communities – local, national, and international
  • Promoting cultural equity in the arts sector

We seek to drive the dialogue of arts and arts education regionally and globally. Inclusive excellence (IE) is the engine that drives the value and practice of diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Arizona. At the center of IE is the recognition and acceptance of the talents, world views, perceptions, cultures and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational enterprise that can be harnessed to prepare students for leading, living and working in a diverse world. Native American, LGBTQ, Asian American, White, Latino, African American, women, veterans, people with disabilities, Jewish, Christian, International, Muslim, fraternities and sororities, athletes, alumni and many other communities of students, staff and faculty contribute positively to all dimensions of the university. Every individual and group at UA is a critical component of and contributor to diversity and inclusiveness. Making a difference in diversity at the University of Arizona is the essence of inclusive excellence.

CFA Diversity & Inclusion Grants Program Deadlines: All applications are submitted through the CFA Console

Curriculum Development Grant: May 6, 2021

In the spirit of the College of Fine Arts’ commitment to diversity and inclusion, in particular our mandate of “continual transformation of our curricula and cultivation of an inclusive classroom experience,” the CFA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion solicits proposals for course development projects that design or redesign courses in order to better reflect the aims of diversity.

Event Co-Sponsorship Grant Deadline: Ongoing

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) Committee on Diversity and Inclusion invites proposals for Event Co-sponsorship Grants to support and promote diverse programming that represents the work of artists and depicts subjects representing a wide variety of identities and perspectives.

BIPOC Arts Open Call: May 17, 2021

Committed to celebrating the diversity of voices within Arizona Arts, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion opens a virtual space for all BIPOC creators, performers, visual artists, and scholars. Our goal is to highlight outstanding BIPOC student and alumni works from across the four CFA Schools. We welcome a broad range of themes, genres, arts perspectives, and aesthetic approaches. Examples may include, but are not limited to: theatre performances, readings, film, dance pieces, interviews, music performances, digital art images, screen-based art, video art, lectures, virtual exhibitions, and soundscapes among others.

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2 days ago
Arizona Arts

In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition.

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The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries.

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition. 

https://azart.fyi/2020MFAAlumni

The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries. 

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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3 days ago
Arizona Arts

Faye Ruiz's senior thesis film from "I Dream in Widescreen 2020" has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide.

The screenings begin today.
azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
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Faye Ruizs senior thesis film from I Dream in Widescreen 2020 has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide. 

The screenings begin today.
https://azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas 
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
5 days ago
Arizona Arts

Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

"This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. 'I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project."

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

@uarizonaschoolofart | @andresadamehernandez
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Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project.

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

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