Do you support the continued funding of $3.65* (of which $0.91 is for Return to Aid) per ASUCSB membership per quarter including for summer quarter for Arts & Lectures?
Each year, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) presents over 100 films, lectures, writers' readings and performances by musicians, dancers, and theater artists from around the world. Notable figures have included: Yo-Yo Ma, Laird Hamilton, Carla Morrison, Tig Notaro, Alison Russell, Billy Strings, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Linda Lindas, Lang Lang, The Banff Mountain Film Festival, and more! In addition to providing the UCSB student body unique cultural experiences, these events also support classroom learning with many UCSB students attending as part of their course requirements. A majority of the artists presented also engage in educational outreach opportunities for students across campus through workshops, master classes, meet-the-artists and demonstrations.
This fee allows A&L to preserve and enhance the services it offer to UCSB students so that we may continue to 1) offer significantly discounted UCSB student ticket prices (generally 80% less than event tickets sold to the general public); 2) offer a large selection of events at no additional cost to students; 3) provide student employment opportunities and internships for more than 80 UCSB students each year; 4) arrange intimate student-artist contacts through educational outreach across various UCSB departments and fields of study; 5) bring to students a diverse roster of some of the world's most influential thinkers, authors, performing artists and public figures as well as unique films.