Fundraising Projects

Below are just a few examples of the programs and initiatives that you can support within the College of Fine Arts. If you would like more information on one of the projects below, or assisting the college in another way, please contact Executive Director and Associate Dean Sondra Lomax at 512/471-6468 or you may email her at


COFA-Community Scholarship
This matching grant initiative encourages community service organizations, foundations, corporations, parent-teacher organizations, and chambers of commerce to create local scholarship support to help promising, young talents in your community to study Fine Arts in college.

The Doty Society
The Doty Society is the college’s annual fund program that provides much-needed financial support to students, often making up the difference that allows students to cover tuition and book costs instead of taking out another loan. Gift levels start at $100 and can be paid in as many as four installments over the course of the year.

Forty Acres Scholars
The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship for The University of Texas at Austin. Administered by the Texas Exes, this scholarship program connects scholars with the university’s brightest faculty and distinguished alumni. A recipient's tuition, books, and mandatory fees are covered, as well as a living stipend. Each scholar also receives financial support for enrichment activities. These could be community service projects, an internship or a global experience—or a combination of each.

Landmarks Endowment
Provides on-going support for important needs such as art acquisition, care and preservation and operations to the university's public art program, Landmarks.

The Mesoamerica Center
Located in the Department of Art and Art History, the Mesoamerica Center studies the art, languages and archeology of the indigenous cultures and people of Central America, sharing information with the public and UT community.

Texas Talent
The Texas Talent campaign will raise funds to recruit, support and promote emerging theatre and dance artists of Texas. Gifts at any level to the campaign will support the talents of Texas-based actors, writers, dancers, directors, designers and scholars in the performing arts.

The Visual Arts Center
Known as the VAC, the Visual Arts Center in the Department of Art and Art History features state-of-the-art exhibition galleries and community gathering spaces. Drawing together a unique community of students, alumni, faculty, guest artists and creative voices, the VAC is a hub for art education and innovation right in the center of UT. Gifts at all levels are appreciated - from vital investment in operating expenses, to annual underwriting support, to special programmatic support.