Corporate Social Responsibility
Santa Fe University of Art and Design plays a major role in promoting the arts in the community. The university currently sponsors an annual lecture and performance series—Artists for Positive Social Change—that explores a specific genre and the artists who have respectfully and fearlessly pushed its creative boundaries. Here are some of our additional community service initiatives:
commUNITY Focus Day
Santa Fe University has taken its community efforts a step further through the creation of its commUNITY Focus day in 2011. The event is designed to strengthen a sense of social responsibility among its students and faculty.
Sponsoring the Arts
Santa Fe University regularly sponsors art exhibits and events. In fall 2011, The Screen, the on-campus cinematheque, was one of the venues for the Santa Fe Film Festival, which featured more than 40 independent films. The university was also a proud sponsor of El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos (The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States), an exhibit of rare documents, illustrations, and maps detailing Spain’s early presence in North America.
As one of the few U.S. university campuses with a professional film studio, Garson Studios, Santa Fe
University offers up-and-coming local filmmakers access to a state-of-the-art film theater, three soundstages, and production offices. Garson Studios has also been used for a variety of film productions such as True Grit and Cowboys & Aliens.
Supporting Young Artists
To encourage the next generation of creative professionals, the university provides access to facilities and resources. That includes space for a Monte del Sol Charter School fundraiser, Santa Fe Art Institute summer camps and after-school programs, and the SITE Santa Fe Young Curators exhibition.