Support Us


Our Fine Arts patrons…

  • support the education of our students as they learn about Fine Arts in all its aspects: exhibiting, creating, performing, producing and researching,
  • enjoy a range of Fine Arts not found anywhere else in Victoria,
  • participate in exciting department initiatives such as faculty and student performances and seminars, and - perhaps most importantly -
  • help to nurture the next generation of artists in Canada.

But did you know…

  • our academic funding does not cover all the costs of our productions,
  • we receive no government grants as do local arts organizations,
  • we keep our ticket rates deliberately low to remain as accessible as possible to the community, and
  • we can give tax receipts for all donations

We therefore appreciate and need donations of any size to help support our students and their work in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

If you are interested in Scholarship and Bursary opportunities to help our Fine Arts students, or if you would like to find out how to leave a gift in your will, please contact Samantha Krzywonos, our Fine Arts Development Officer, at 250-721-6305 or


The Margaret Russell Graduate Internship In Curatorial Studies

The Margaret Russell Graduate Internship In Curatorial Studies

The Department of History in Art is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for first-year Masters students interested in working on a research project relating to modern and contemporary art in the Pacific North West.  The award has been established through the generosity of Bill Langlois and Mike Melnyk, who wish to support and encourage the preservation of art created by local BC artists for the future enjoyment of British Columbia.  It is named in memory of Mr. Melnyk’s late mother, and a brief bio is available on the UVic website at

Owen Padmore Memorial Fund


Owen Padmore Memorial Fund

Owen Padmore (1970-2001) was a student at the University of Victoria. During his studies he developed a deep interest in the visual culture of the Islamic world. His love for the culture of the Islamic world deepened through his reading of the Qur'an, and as the result of his travels in the Middle East before his untimely death.

The family of Owen Padmore decided to establish a fund in his memory that would allow for the purchase of books related to the art and architecture of the Islamic world. The fund was formally established by Mr Joseph Padmore, Dr Tim Padmore, and Mrs Jeanne Padmore on December 6, 2002.

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