Passport to the Arts

Your ticket to great arts - on us

Passport To The Arts is an initiative to encourage new students to explore the arts on campus. Pick up a new Passport ticket voucher every two weeks, and exchange it for a FREE or DISCOUNTED ticket to a great selection of events.

Arts Competitions & Exhibitions

Share your artistic voice!

We’re dedicated to creating platforms for U-M students to share their artistic voice and creativity. Enter a competition, view an exhibition, or find an opportunity to share your work!

Art Outta Town

Explore the arts beyond Ann Arbor!

Join us as we venture outside of Ann Arbor in search of interesting art events. Each year, we offer low cost trips to a variety of arts experiences to broaden your perspective.

Arts Ambassadors

Connect U-M students to the arts!

The Arts Ambassadors are a student organization who help students create, explore, and appreciate the arts on campus.

Culture Corps

Gain valuable arts professional experience!

Culture Corps matches U-M undergraduate students to paid internships at arts and culture organizations in Southeast Michigan after taking a mini-course.

Student Creative Work

Providing a platform for student creativity

We are dedicated to providing a platform for University of Michigan students to share their artistic voice and creativity! These programs showcase a wide range of student creative work

Creative Fellows

Collaborate to create artistic projects!

Students from across the university work with a Lead Artist Facilitator on interdisciplinary artistic projects with their student peers guided by arts mentors.

The Accolades Awards

Recognizing outstanding student arts orgs

The Accolades Awards were started in 2014 to recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the university's vibrant arts community.

Lifting Voices

Lift up underrepresented voices & stories

The arts are one of the most powerful tools for giving voice to underrepresented peoples and stories. The Arts Initiative supports art that aims to do this through many of our programs, and this initiative seeks to more clearly recognize these projects, events and opportunities.

Science as Art

Exploring Science through Art

The Arts Initiative and ArtsEngine hold an annual Science as Art exhibition, featuring student artwork inspired by and demonstrating scientific ideas and principles. Awards are given out for Best in Show and a range of other categories across a wide range of media.

Haiku of the Week

Share your poetic genius

Each week we feature a Haiku of The Week in our newsletter. Collected from student submissions during Artscapade and via email, We encourage the whole Michigan community to share your own poetic genius. It's easy- 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!


Kick off the year with the arts

The Arts Initiative and UMMA celebrate Welcome Week by introducing students to the wide array of possibilities for arts participation on campus at an evening of art-making, live music, dance and poetry, games, and prizes.