Nurture the arts
The arts are central to the life of the University of Chicago and crucial to the academic mission of the Division of the Humanities. The creative and performing arts are integral to the humanistic experience, and at UChicago they flourish where theory and practice converge. The arts are also a dynamic force for urban transformation.
Major investments in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Arts and Public Life Initiative, and the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry have transformed the arts landscape at UChicago. Activities across campus have placed the University at the center of local and global conversations about the arts and their power. The division seeks to complement these advances by developing significant faculty and student resources in art history, cinema and media studies, creative writing, music, theater and performance studies, and visual arts.
Support for the Center for Contemporary Composition, for example, will make UChicago a global destination for innovative composers of contemporary music. Establishing new professorships, artist residencies, and student fellowships will also inspire and nurture the creative potential of students, faculty, and working artists in other media.