Arkansas State University in Jonesboro announced last week that the Windgate Foundation is to offer a $6.7 million grant to build a new facility for sculpture and ceramics programs at ASU, the largest single gift to an arts program in ASU’s history.
“We are absolutely delighted to announce this historic gift to Arkansas State University,” ASO Chancellor Kelly Damphousse told the audience. “Windgate Foundation has a long record of generous support for the arts in Arkansas, and this gift dramatically raises their commitment to a new level at A-State.”
The proposal will fund the construction of a new facility — the Windgate Center for Three-Dimensional Arts — with studio and exhibition space for sculpture and ceramics, often referenced in the art world as the 3D arts. The new facility’s studio and work areas are expected to cover approximately 20,000 square feet, almost four times the space available in ASU’s Fine Arts Annex.