The Museum has ten affinity groups that assist us through fundraising and volunteer efforts: Art Patrons Society, Docent Council, Friends of the AVA, MUSE, NextGen Youth Council, Public Art Alliance, Tucson Moderns, UAMA Art Ambassadors, UAMA Guild, and The 1954 Circle.
For more information about a specific group, email the staff liaison associated with that group.
All Affinity Groups require members to maintain a current UAMA membership (at the individual $50 level or higher). Some groups have additional fees associated with them- contact the staff liaison to learn more.
Affinity Group members- to access your group’s individual page, click on the group name. You will need your password to access the site.
Find Affinity Group Associated Documents here.
Staff Liaison – James Burns, UAMA Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Art Patrons Society (the Society) is to help the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) to become a more dynamic and sustainable public institution that is valued and supported by diverse audiences in Tucson, the State of Arizona, the region, and beyond.
Members of the Society accomplish this by:
Members of the Society, through their service:
Staff liaison – Olivia Miller, Curator: email@example.com
The UAMA Docent Council is committed to supporting the mission of the UAMA by engaging diverse audiences in the community. As ambassadors of the UAMA, it is the docents who introduce the UAMA’s collections and exhibitions to the public and inspire the new generations of art lovers.
Members of the Docent Council accomplish this by:
Members of the Docent Council, through their service:
Staff liaison – Jill McCleary, Archivist: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of the Archive of Visual Arts (FAVA) supports and promotes the Archive of Visual Arts through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteering.
Members of the Friends of the AVA accomplish this by:
Members of the FAVA through their service:
Staff liaison, Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education: email@example.com
The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) youth council, NextGen Youth Council, facilitates teens and young adult visibility inside the UAMA by supporting interaction between youth and visual art. NextGen Youth Council plans events at the UAMA for other youth, hosts community workshops, and speaks as a representative of the Tucson youth community to the UAMA. NextGen Youth Council encourages youth of all ages to join and encourages involvement across Tucson in promoting youth voices at the UAMA.
Members of the NextGen Youth Council accomplish this by:
Members of NextGen through their service:
Staff Liaison, Kristen Schmidt, Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Art Alliance (PAA) provides support for and increases awareness of the sculpture installed on the campus of the University of Arizona (UA). The PAA engages in advocacy campaigns to inspire a spirit of ownership, investment, and dialog in the UA and Tucson communities surrounding public art. The PAA also holds fundraising events in order to maintain the physical integrity of the sculpture at the UA.
Members of the Public Art Alliance accomplish this by:
Members of the PAA, through their service:
Staff liaison – Nathan Saxton, Exhibitions Specialist: email@example.com
The purpose of the MUSE is twofold; to contribute to the unique student experience found at the University of Arizona, and to increase awareness of the UAMA among the student body.
Members of MUSE accomplish this by:
Benefits to MUSE Members
Members of MUSE, through their service:
Staff liaison – Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tucson Moderns at the University of Arizona Museum of Art is a group of art lovers, between ages 18-50, who believe in the vibrancy of the Tucson community and the cultural and economic benefits art can bring to the city. They are a fundraising and friend-raising group dedicated to furthering the mission and vision of the UAMA. These
Members of the Tucson Moderns fulfill their duties by:
Members of the Tucson Moderns through their service:
Staff liaison – Angela Telesco, Program Coordinator, Senior: email@example.com
The University of Arizona Museum of Art Ambassadors (UAMAA) are an integral part of the museum, serving as the face of the UAMA, greeting guests in the lobby, and running the UAMA store.
Members of the UAMA Art Ambassadors accomplish this by:
Members of the UAMAAA, through their service:
Staff liaison – Gina Compitello-Moore, Marketing Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guild’s primary objective is to implement an annual show and sale that supports the fundraising efforts of the UAMA and the Arizona living artists’ community. This event will enrich the vibrancy of the UAMA and enhance its well-deserved reputation as a leading arts institution.
Members of the UAMA Guild accomplish this by:
Art Partners is now the 1954 Circle!
Staff liaison –Associate Development Officer
Interim Liaisons – Executive Director and Marketing Manager
The purpose of the 1954 Circle is to support the Museum through fundraising and activities that assist the Museum in fulfilling its mission to engage diverse audiences, inspire critical dialogue, and champion art as essential to our lives. The 1954 Circle will create a greater awareness of, and support for, the Museum’s efforts to become an essential part of the academic and civic life of the University and surrounding communities. The 1954 Circle evolved from the Museum’s Partners Circle in 2015; the Partners were founded in 1991.
Members of the 1954 Circle accomplish their purpose by:
Members of the 1954 Circle, through their service:
Learn more about the history of Art Partners here http://uama.cfa.arizona.edu/giving-opportunities/partners
One representative from each of the Affinity groups will meet three times per year, in January, May, and September, with staff liaisons to discuss the work of each group and areas for cross promotion and collaboration.
The Affinity Groups Council provides a forum for sharing information about the work of each of the affinity groups and is intended to increase transparency and strengthen relationships between the various groups and with UAMA staff.
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