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 strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

Photo by Miwa Matreyek

October 11, 2018 | Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself, Los Angeles-based multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound.  These two pieces combine stunningly lovely imagery with inventive movement and shadow play for works that are, as she says, “at once semi-scientific (like flipping through a children’s encyclopedia), emotional, and dream-like, rich in surrealism, metaphor, and fantasy.”


Photo courtesy of Graham Reynolds Music, LLC

November 7, 2018 | Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance, is a bilingual cross-border opera about the life and death of Pancho Villa.  Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, the project is the third installment of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of musical performances by visionary composer Graham Reynolds. The opera is an insightful examination of the Mexican and Mexican-American impact on the culture and politics of West Texas, contributing to the current and timely conversation about borders and the limitations of the concept of delineated states.

Photo by Mitty Carter

February 16, 2019 | Eisenhower Dance Detroit has spent the past 26 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Founding Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower. This year, Eisenhower Dance begins a new chapter as Stephanie Pizzo assumes the role of Artistic Director of Eisenhower Dance. Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, the Company presents an annual subscription series and tours internationally.


Photo by Stephanie Ramones

  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.


                                                              Visual Art Exhibition/Performance | Artist & Date | TBD