Pollak Society

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VCU School of the Arts Dean Carmenita Higginbotham invites you to join or renew your membership to the Pollak Society today. VCUarts is the region’s cultural vanguard, and the Pollak Society propels this innovation. Your gift will simultaneously support the living lab of art, design and possibility that is VCUarts, and give you premier access to the ideas and initiatives that define our success and shape our future.

VCUarts is a home for inspired young artists to pursue their creative dreams. The Pollak Society distinctly and profoundly strengthens that foundation, supporting the performers, designers and artists whose craft, creativity and research will go on to lead and shape the world.

Members of the Pollak Society are invited to witness and participate in the work their gifts make possible. Our members enjoy invitations to exclusive events and pre-event receptions and they receive insider access to exciting news and happenings at VCUarts as well as VIP benefits at special events and celebrations.

Member Benefits

Spring 2024 Event Season

February 8 
Up Close with Narrative Media

Lights, cameras and action! Experience how Cinema, Communication Arts, Kinetic Imagining and Photography + Film explore the powerful relationship between art and media. Enjoy an evening on-set — in front of and behind the camera.

March 14
First Look with Fashion Design + Merchandising

Enjoy a fashionable evening with student designers and merchandisers. Get an insider’s look at the inspirations for the 2024 fashion show and hear from faculty how VCUarts fashion is setting trends at VCU and in Richmond.

April 17
Experience the 2024 M.F.A. Candidacy Exhibitions

Experience the avantgard work of first year graduate students. Join for this private exhibition viewing and see first hand how emerging artists engage with the philosophical, critical and technical conditions that shape art making today

*Dates and event format is subject to change

Contact the development team

By joining the Pollak Society, you can support the creative endeavors of VCUarts students, faculty and staff. To learn more about the Pollak Society, please contact:

Sarah Hendricks, Executive Director of Development
shendricks@vcu.edu / (804) 828-8844