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Our Mission

Arts Alive SDSU is dedicated to providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at San Diego State University to engage in the arts as an integral part of a comprehensive education that promotes creative research, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional innovation, and personal enrichment on campus and in the community.

Our Goals

  • To raise awareness of the vibrant arts programming at SDSU, while increasing attendance at SDSU arts events both on and off campus
  • To integrate arts activities into a wider range of academic life at SDSU, encouraging the participation of students in all disciplines
  • To facilitate collaborations among students and faculty in the arts, humanities, and sciences in courses that apply artistic practices as a mode of critical inquiry
  • To develop a national profile for SDSU as a progressive educational institution, providing arts-based models of interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and program assessment

Participate in the Arts Alive SDSU Festival

The Arts Alive SDSU Festival is an annual multimedia event that takes place on campus every spring. Showcasing an eclectic variety of art, literature, dance, film, music, and theatre, the five-hour festival features live performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and interactive art-making activities along Campanile Walkway.

Submit your application to participate in the Arts Alive SDSU Festival by completing this online form.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019.