The Eastern Michigan University School of Art and Design is preparing for the next stage of its evolution thanks to a $2.2 million Windgate Foundation grant. The funds from the Windgate Foundation will be utilized as a part of a matching gift agreement with the University to construct a new 3D Arts Complex in the School of Art and Design on the University’s campus in Ypsilanti.
The School of Art and Design at Eastern Michigan University will at long last be able to complete the Arts Complex that was initiated in part by the significant refurbishing of the Sculpture Studio. This final construction project will provide space for all of ceramics, furniture design, 3D Design, sculpture, and our metalsmithing areas to come together in one building that is built to accommodate such intense processes as these. We will establish studios that well serve each area, rather than shoehorning our equipment and needs into previously used buildings on campus that were built for entirely different purposes.
The School of Art & Design and the Eastern Michigan University Foundation are embarking on a $400,000 fundraising campaign for the completion and outfitting of the new 3D Arts Complex.
If we raise $200,000 by April 30, 2022, the Windgate Foundation will match our fund total! You can donate today or make a pledge and pay off the pledge over the next five years.
We hope you can join us in celebrating and supporting our next chapter!
The construction of the 3D Arts Complex will allow all art programs to collaborate and learn in the same building using studios and equipment. This Complex is designed to advance opportunities in several arts disciplines by providing a dynamic, new, and expanded space that establishes a collaborative, creative environment for artmaking.