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Artistic Ventures Fund

The Artistic Ventures Fund (AVF) was established to help ensure innovative programing and community impact. This Artistic Ventures Fund functions as a quasi-endowment fund, providing the stability of an endowment but the flexibility to provide resources for exceptional projects, when needed.

AVF supports the Mondavi Center in four types of projects:

Great Company: Engaging some of the world’s greatest artists and companies whose fees stretch beyond the reach of our normal income streams.

Inviting Innovation: Partnering with leading artists to invest in innovative work and groundbreaking formats, a critical park of MC’s charge to explore new and unusual directions in the arts.

Reaching Out with Residency: Creating residencies with major dance, music and theatre companies and artists.

Opening the Arts to All: The AVF helps to underwrite the cost of special arts projects which can be offered free or at very low cost to the public


Nancy Petrisko
Director of Development
[email protected]
(530) 754-5420 (Phone)

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294