Arts Engagement

We believe that the arts are transformative, that cultural and identity expression are critical to student development, and that creativity is essential to a vibrant living and learning community.

Connect with Res Life staff who promote arts engagement on the hill at arts@orl.ucla.edu or subscribe to our biweekly newsletter

Arts Engagement Network

The network is a communication hub that connects UCLA students with artists and arts institutions for free or discounted concerts, plays, contests, mixers, classes, exhibitions, and more.

Submit an Event or Opportunity

Email the details of an arts-related event or opportunity to arts@orl.ucla.edu and we will post if it is free for UCLA students and/or offers unique access for UCLA students (such as being on campus)

Calling All Arts Leaders

The Arts Leadership Circle is a networking and development group for UCLA students who are (or aspire to be) leaders in the arts. This group convenes periodically for networking, professional development, and of course food! If you are interested in learning more, email us at arts@orl.ucla.edu.

This is Bruin Life

UCLA is a brave space full of excitement, transformation, self-discovery, and also challenges. This is Bruin Life is a selection of stories from current and alumni Bruins, sharing what they have learned, how they have grown, intervened, spoken up, and worked to create the Bruin Life they want to see-and the UCLA they believe ought to be. Check it out at bit.ly/bruinlife and share your story on social media with #myBRUINstory.

Art Supply Check-Out

Whether you want to channel your inner Bob Ross, decorate your reusable tote bags, or pour your heart into a powerful protest poster—we have a variety of art and craft supplies that you can borrow to host hands-on activities with a group of students. Resources are available to UCLA students, faculty, and staff, a come with facilitation resources to deepen your group’s creative expression. Submit your request at tinyurl.com/RequestArtSupplies-UCLA

S.E.A.D. Funding

The Arts Engagement S.E.A.D. Fund is a $250 per quarter fund to support UCLA students working on projects at the intersection of science/engineering and art/design. Applications for 2018-19 are closed! If you would like to start thinking about a proposal for 2019-20 funding, contact us at arts@orl.ucla.edu

Movement Studio & Music Practice Rooms

Now Available for Self-Serve Reservation at reslife.ucla.edu/reserve

You asked and we listened:

  • Music practice rooms in Rieber Hall, Sproul Hall, and Hedrick Hall are now available for online reservation—and all locations are open to all students!
  • An open space on the first floor of Hedrick Hall is available for you to reserve for movement, dance, fitness, and related physical work. It is a carpeted space with one mirrored wall, suitable for a variety of movement-oriented activities.
  • If you have any questions for feedback, please let us know! arts@orl.ucla.edu

Live Performances in Sunset Village Plaza

Our monthly Open Mic is the first Monday of every month in front of Bruin Cafe, 6-7pm. Join us there for a special True Bruin Welcome event on Tuesday September 24th from 5-6:30.

Northwest Campus Auditorium Theatre Season

Applications will open soon for our 2019-20 season of student-produced plays in Northwest Campus Auditorium. Email arts@orl.ucla.edu to request a notification when the application is available.

More Arts Resources on the Hill

Learning Centers

Our Residential Learning Centers offer more than just desktop printing. 3D pens at the Sunset Village location, a Mac lab in De Neve fully loaded with recording rooms and creative software, and more are available to you. The new MakerSpace in Rieber Hall is open 11am-7pm for all students, with a variety of tools and equipment for building & fabrication.

Studio 22

Studio 22 is Res Life’s multimedia production space designed to support UCLA undergraduate students working on multimedia presentations, projects, and portfolios. As a springboard for personal growth and leadership development, the Studio 22 Multimedia Arts Collective promotes discovery, enrichment, and the exchange of ideas through a broad spectrum of materials, technologies, and experiences. MMAC members can:
* Reserve studio space for shoots, projects, meetings and more;
* Reserve computer workstations to complete multimedia projects;
* Access film, audio, and lighting equipment in our studio, free of charge.

Visit http://www.studio22.reslife.ucla.edu/ for more info about becoming a member of the MMAC!

“Creative Collective” Living Learning Community

A living learning community is an environment where students with similar interests live together and participate in specially designed programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs.

Creative Collective

We are the storytellers, the music-makers, poets, artists, designers, movers, and dreamers. Through creativity we interpret and express the world around us and within ourselves, making connections that bring our campus community together. This community will come to life for the first time in the 2019-20 academic year!