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CTSA Bridge Fund
It only takes a little to make a BIG impact.


Your gift of any amount, is an investment in the future of Arts education at UCI.


Due to the many challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) has experienced significant financial losses from cancelled performances and programs. CTSA has had to cancel 140 performances for spring and summer, and has experienced over $100,000 in lost ticket revenue, which typically supports each department’s pedagogical and research programs. Without this ticket revenue, our faculty are facing a daunting challenge to maintain budgets that are already strained to support their essential work.


With your help, we can bridge the gap and continue to foster a vibrant community of students committed to creative research in Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. Funds raised today will provide vital operational support for programs that shape the next generation of creative leaders such as:


  • Annual Musicals, which provides immersive learning experiences in Drama coursework.
  • MFA Thesis Exhibitions, a pivotal threshold for MFA students in the Department of Art.
  • Dance Visions, in which student dancers work with choreographers at the Barclay Theatre.
  • Symphonic orchestra performances which prepare students for professional careers in music.


The art world is at a crossroads. We are ready to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. But we need your support. As the leading campus in the nation providing access to all qualified students, no matter what their background, our students rely on the generous support of donors, like you.


Together—in just one day!—we can continue to give students these experiences and help inspire the next generation of citizen artists, because it only takes a little to make a BIG IMPACT!


Follow us @CTSA_UCIRVINE to track the progress of the matching challenges throughout Giving Day. Stay connected with what our young artists are up to while learning remotely with #UCIArtsAnywhere.

Sheila and James J. Peterson Scholarship Match
Double your impact! Sheila and James J. Peterson will match every gift towards the CTSA Bridge Fund dollar for dollar, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Sheila and James J. Peterson 50 Gifts Challenge
With your support, if we hit 50 gifts to the CTSA Bridge Fund, we will unlock a generous $2,500 gift from Sheila and James J. Peterson.
50 / 50 Gifts
John and Ruth Ann Evans First 25 Gifts Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $3,000 gift for the CTSA Bridge Fund from John and Ruth Ann Evans by being one of the first 25 donors to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
25 / 25 Gifts
Tom Nielsen 75 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 75 gifts to CTSA we will unlock an additional $2,000 from Tom Nielsen for the CTSA Bridge Fund. Help us rise to the challenge and make a gift to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
75 / 75 Gifts
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 62
2 NC 1
2 NJ 1
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