Howdy and welcome to the AVPA website!


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The AVPA strives to increase resources to existing TAMU performing and visual arts departments; to supplement existing campus arts offerings by producing diverse, innovative, and prominent performing and visual artists; and to facilitate coordination between the TAMU campus, arts organizations at peer and aspirant peer universities, and within a larger community of artist/scholars. The AVPA supports practice-based research, and understands the development of performing and visual arts projects as epistemologies in their own right as well as aesthetic endeavors. Successful grant applications will demonstrate an ability to combine theory and practice and to use performance or visual arts as a research method. Grant proposals are expected to support the priorities of AVPA. The AVPA now offers five competitive grants:

 Proposals may be submitted for consideration of award. Click on the links above for more information on each funding opportunity along with instructions on how to apply.

Current deadline to apply:

Fall:  October 15, 2018
All student grants are rolling deadline


2018-2019 Performing Arts Season


Photo by Brian Braun

September 25, 2018  |  SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the trings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.


Photo by Eugene Ahn

Photo by Eugene Ahn

October 11, 2018 | This World Made Itself, a multimedia live performance by Miwa Matreyek, combining projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create something that is its own kind of spectacle.



Photo courtesy of Graham Reynolds Music, LLC

November 7, 2018 | Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance, a bilingual cross-border opera, explores the life of Pancho Villa, a legendary bandit and hero of the Mexican Revolution.  Composed by Graham Reynolds; Libretto by Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol; Directed by Shawn Sides.




Photo courtesy of Koresh Dance Company

March 7, 2019 | Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual Philadelphia seasons, as well as in touring performances around the country.