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PARTNERS FOR THE ARTS

22 yearsof supporting the Arts at USM
$1.7million raised since incepetion through donations 
 $35k+annually to underwrite arts projects
  • Created in 1997, Partners for the Arts is a community alliance between the Pine Belt Region, and beyond, and the arts programs at Southern Miss.
  • A membership in Partners for the Arts directly enhances opportunities for our students to have life-changing and career-altering experiences, at the same time providing essential support to expand access to world-class arts events and artists. 
  • Provides thousands of dollars annually to underwrite arts projects through its grant program funding career performances, master classes, exhibits, workshops, and lectures.
  • Since its inception, Partners has raised more than $1.7 million through donations.

Support the Arts at Southern Miss

The arts programs at Southern Miss include Art and Design, Dance and Theatre in the School of Performing and Visual Arts, the School of Music, Media and Entertainment Arts in the School of Communication and the Center for Writers in the School of Humanities.

Your membership enhances our traditions of excellence

Your kindhearted support directly impacts our traditions of excellence in the arts by offering opportunities to students wishing to explore uncharted territories—from performances on world stages to personalized attention through small studio study with teaching masters. Join or renew your membership today!

Your individual or corporate membership provides funding to enhance our arts programming and much needed support to expand our arts offerings to the community. Special members-only events are held throughout the year as a “thank you” to you—our loyal members. 

LEVELS OF GIVING AMOUNT
President’s Circle  $5,000+
Grand Benefactor $2,500
Benefactor $1,000
Patron $500
Donor $250
Contributor $150
Friend $50

75% percent of your total contribution may be designated to an area of choice. The remainder of those funds, including undesignated funds, will be applied directly to the Partners for the Arts grants program (Friends of the Arts).

DESIGNATIONS FUND
Friends of the Arts 0400 (ALL DISCIPLINES)
Art and Design 0270
Creative Writing (Center for Writers) 1295
Dance 1457
Media and Entertainment Arts 0062
Music 0235
Theatre 1450

 

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Permanently support the dynamic arts programs at Southern Miss by turning your annual membership into a legacy gift. Enjoy all the current Partners benefits while creating a permanent endowment for future generations. The recently established Emerging Artists Award supports student work and professionalism through meaningful awards in each of the 6 arts disciplines, and are made possible thanks to the spending allocation of the PFTA Endowment.

LEVEL MONTHLY ANNUALLY LEGACY SOCIETY *Over Five Years
Gold $416 $5,000 $25,000
Silver $208 $2,500 $12,500
Bronze $83 $1,000 $5,000

Please note that 75% of your Legacy gift will support the PFTA Endowment. 

 

Become a legacy member

 

Faculty or staff members of the University can set-up their membership via payroll deduction.

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USM Symphony Orchestra's 100th Anniversary Celebration Marks Return of Art Gala

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2018-19 MEMBERSHIP YEAR IN REVIEW:

PFTA Year In Review

 

MEET OUR EMERGING ARTISTS

The Emerging Artist Award is sponsored by USM’s Partner for the Arts to support student work and professionalism.  Meaningful monetary awards are granted annually.

 

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Contact Us

Partners for the Arts

118 College Dr. Box 5004 

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Email
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Phone
601.266.5922