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Support the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA)

Square Breath, Dough Hamby
From the CIRCA Director

Just six years after its establishment, CIRCA has raised the visibility and engagement of faculty across the Arts at UMBC. UMBC’s innovative project-based research in the Arts has been driven forward by CIRCA’s support for interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that advance Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts in communities in Baltimore, the nation and abroad. Our faculty work is conducted from Curtis Bay to China, Ethiopia to Australia, North Avenue to the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology.

We have built a real community for faculty, professional staff, our students and alumni. CIRCA lectures, performances, and professional development symposia have supported faculty of all ranks, and connected students to a vital and creative community.

To make a secure one-time or recurring gift, visit the UMBC Giving site at Click on “Make a Gift” and enter “CIRCA” in the “Other Designations” field. You will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation of your gift. Your gift will help support the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts and its programs.

Thanks on behalf of CIRCA,




Lynn Cazabon
Director and Professor of Visual Arts