Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Dean's Speaker Series"Documenting the Climate Crisis" With Sean Holman, Colin Malloy & Paul Walde Moderated by Dennine Dudley 12:30pm (PST) Thursday, May 26, 2022 Online webinar  Free & open to the public via Zoom Register here Presented by...

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Call for nominations: student community impact award

Call for nominations: student community impact award

Are you a current or graduating UVic Fine Arts undergraduate who’s been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/21 & May 31/22? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our Community Impact Award! The annual Fine...

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School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

Christopher Butterfield performs "Scenes of Thought" with Sidney Chuckas, Kiana Jung & Emily Chessa (photo: Kristy Farkas)There’s no question the COVID era has had a devastating impact on the arts industry, but it has also provided time and space for bold new...

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Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

Fine Arts was thrilled to see three past graduates named among the 20 recipients of the UVic's 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards announced on March 10.  Presented by UVic and the University of Victoria Alumni Association, the awards recognize graduates who, through...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Abdoulaye Niang

Orion Series presents visiting artist Abdoulaye Niang

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the School of Music, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Abdoulaye Niang Teacher-Researcher   1:30 - 3:30 pm (PST) Saturday, February 12, 2022 David Lam...

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BC Arts Council Funding 101

BC Arts Council Funding 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8LB8TFPdGU   Curious about funding your creative projects? Wondering how to apply for grants? Get to know the BC Arts Council—the provincial funding agency for arts & culture—in this Q&A info session aimed at upper-level...

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BC Arts Council Funding 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8LB8TFPdGU   Curious about funding your creative projects? Wondering how to apply for grants? Get to know the BC Arts Council—the provincial funding agency for arts & culture—in this Q&A info session aimed at upper-level...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Linda Catlin Smith

Orion Series presents visiting artist Linda Catlin Smith

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the School of Music, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Linda Catlin Smith Composer 4 - 5:30 pm (PST) Wednesday, Feb 9, 2021 Rm. A169, MacLaurin Building,...

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Top-10 Fine Arts stories of 2021

Top-10 Fine Arts stories of 2021

As we wind down a(nother) year of unprecedented firsts, it is with gratitude and awe that we look back on the student accomplishments, faculty successes, new appointments and visiting scholars who made 2021 memorable. Read on to see some of the things that kept our...

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Alumni activity this fall

Alumni activity this fall

Looking for a good example of the interdisciplinary impact of Fine Arts alumni on the local arts scene? Consider the recent CRD Arts Champion Summit held in December, which included presentations by a wide range of our alumni including Mercedes...

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Media & faculty activity this fall

Media & faculty activity this fall

There’s been no shortage of faculty activity beyond our departments this fall, with a wide range of professors and instructors appearing in the media, participating in festivals and exhibitions, or lending their expertise to workshops and symposia. Art History &...

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Distinguished Women Scholars: Measha Brueggergosman

Distinguished Women Scholars: Measha Brueggergosman

UVic Provost’s Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture SeriesThis event is sponsored by the UVic Provost’s Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture CommitteeMeasha Brueggergosman Canadian soprano  11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PST) Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 Via webinar Free & open to...

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ONC Artist-in-Residence call for grad student applications

ONC Artist-in-Residence call for grad student applications

Call for Proposals  UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) are calling for graduate student applications for the 2022 ONC Artist-in-Residence program.  Note: the application period closes on December 17, 2021. s The Artist-in-Residence will ignite...

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Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Students, do you need a fascinating elective for Winter 2022? Fine Arts has you covered, no matter what your faculty or area of study. While we're offering dozens of electives, we're highlighting these four as they're open to all students across campus.The Ongoing Art...

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Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

UVic’s fourth annual 5 Days of Action runs November 15 to 19, and Fine Arts is a big part of it this year. “We all know that small actions can collectively have big impacts,” says UVic President Kevin Hall. “I hope we will each make time to participate in the events...

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Baylie Adams rehearses for success

Baylie Adams rehearses for success

 When fourth-year School of Music saxophone player Baylie Adams wanted to make a community impact during last February’s Black History Month, she looked to her own instrument for inspiration. “We were only hearing about Black composers in terms of jazz music, so I...

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Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Do you know someone ready to pursue a creative future? All are welcome to bring questions and inspiration to our free Fine Arts online open house, happening 6:30-7:30pm Wed, Nov 17 via Zoom. Register here. Note: registration closes two hours before the event. About...

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AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of change happening at the School of Music, thanks to AUDIO+ — a free, four-day workshop aimed at overcoming gender-, race- and class-based discrimination and inequalities in the field of music production and audio...

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Sandra Meigs returns with a new exhibit – don’t miss it!

Sandra Meigs returns with a new exhibit – don’t miss it!

The Visual Arts department is please to welcome Sandra Meigs back to VIA for the launch of her new book and exhibition. Meigs has deep ties at the university having mentored hundred of art students during her +20 years at UVic. Be sure to check out these upcoming...

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2021 Student Community Impact Award winners

2021 Student Community Impact Award winners

The Faculty of Fine Arts is proud to announce the three recipients of our inaugural Fine Arts Student Community Impact Awards, presented as part of the annual Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards on Oct 1 at a live event held at Sidney’s Winspear Centre. Each...

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ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

The ocean has many songs to sing! Join us for this feast of music and celebration as we launch the world premiere performances of four new choral compositions created during Dennis Gupa's artistic residency with Ocean Networks Canada.    Together with a panel of...

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Student jobs now open!

Student jobs now open!

Looking for on-campus work that won't conflict with your studies? Check out UVic's workstudy program: with 58 student jobs now posted in Fine Arts alone, each of our departments (and some associated units) are offering paid positions that will benefit your academic...

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New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

New accordion scholarship offers keys to the future

Visit any music academy in Eastern Europe, Russia or China and you’ll find numerous programs created specifically to study the accordion. Not so in North America, where it still doesn’t get the respect it deserves as a symphonic instrument­. At UVic, however, that...

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Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Violin donation offers 250-year-old gift

Some gifts transcend time, as current School of Music undergraduate Iryna Peleshchyshyn discovered when she received the gift of a treasured 18th century violin to play during her degree program. The French violin—crafted in 1748 and valued at nearly $35,000—was...

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Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Fine Arts researchers and creative practitioners Taylor Brook and Troy Sebastian are among UVic's recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars, "Congratulations to Taylor and Troy," says Acting Dean Allana...

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Making positive change with Student Life Grants

Making positive change with Student Life Grants

When Black fourth-year School of Music saxophone major Baylie Adams wanted to make a community impact during February 2021's Black History Month, she looked to her own instrument for inspiration. “We were only hearing about Black composers in terms of jazz music, so I...

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Congratulations to spring 2021 grads!

Congratulations to spring 2021 grads!

Congratulations, Class of 2021—you made it! You are now one of over 9000 Fine Arts alumni worldwide who studied at UVic—and have the distinction of graduating during the most difficult year in our history. "As part of an esteemed group of artists and creative...

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New $1000 student award launched

New $1000 student award launched

New community impact award Are you a current or graduating UVic Fine Arts undergraduate who's been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/20 & May 31/21? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our new Community...

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Orion Series presents Visiting Artist Curtis Santiago

Orion Series presents Visiting Artist Curtis Santiago

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present: Curtis Santiago Multidisciplinary artist, musician 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, March 24 2021...

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