University Arts Committee
The Arts Committee is a university-level standing committee, organized through FSH 1640. The Arts Committee’s function is to advise the university administration regarding the management of the university arts, including, but not limited to: acquisition, deaccession, maintenance and display of works of visual and performing art at the University of Idaho; to serve in an advisory capacity for future needs and developments regarding the arts, including, but not limited to: expenditures, inclusion of the arts in new construction, fundraising and the direction of the arts on campus; to serve as a liaison on arts issues between colleges, departments, faculty, staff, student body, local community and the university administration; and to advocate for the arts through endeavors that advance arts education on campus and community outreach and enrichment in the effort of increasing the University of Idaho's reputation as a leading cultural center in the Northwest.
Members of the Arts Committee are:
- Melissa Hamilton, Chair, U of I Extension educator, Valley County
- Louise-Marie Dandurand, assistant professor, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
- Jesse Dreikosen, assistant professor, Department of Theatre Arts
- Bill Smith, Director of the Martin Institute, Chair of the Program in International Studies
- Richard Spence, professor, Department of History
- Shauna Corry, dean, associate professor, College of Art and Architecture
- Leah K. Evans-Janke, collections manager, Bowers Lab of Anthropology
- Ray Pankopf, director, Architectural and Engineering Services
- Kat Clancy, Moscow Arts Commission
- Kristen McMullin, lead advisor, Academic Advising
- Kendyl Smith, student representative
- Grace Ann Zimmerman, student representative, ASUI
Student Arts-Fee Grant
Students, faculty members and academic units are all eligible for arts grants to defray costs related to originating, producing and presenting creative projects on campus and within the local community. Submission instructions are in the download.
The U of I Arts Committee Request for Proposals
Learn More and Submit an Application.
Spring Deadline April 12, 2019
Student Arts Fee Grant
The University of Idaho recognizes the importance of the arts on the Moscow campus, satellite campuses (Boise and Coeur d’Alene) and across the state of Idaho in partnership with our 42 Extension offices. Arts-Fee grants are provided to defray costs related to originating, producing and presenting creative projects. Funds may also be used to defray cost associated with educational opportunities in the arts. Students, faculty members and academic units are all eligible for arts grants. Preference will be given to first-time grant seekers.
For more information, contact Melissa Hamilton at email@example.com.
Beautify Utility Boxes
This project promotes student designed public art on university streetscapes throughout campus. The utility box project improves and beautifies campus aesthetics by wrapping plain electrical boxes with decorative vinyl coatings. Each box becomes a three-dimensional canvas for student art.
The goal of this project is to wrap three to five boxes each year. Ultimately, about 20 utility boxes will feature student art work in some of the most prominent locations on campus. This project provides the opportunity for students to contribute to the University of Idaho, leaving a lasting impact on the campus environment.
For more information, contact Roger Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.