Performing Arts Society

Performing Arts Society - Recipients

Welcome to the Performing Arts Society! The PAS is the premiere arts fund-raising organization at Western Illinois University. If you are not a member already, please consider joining. Memberships are self-determined but every level has its perks!

General Information

The purpose of this organization shall be to assist College of Fine Arts and Communication in the raising of funds to support arts programming through the Youth Performing Arts Series, the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the Faculty Recital Series, and other programming centered around the arts at Western Illinois University.

The Performing Arts Society will provide structural support for the Performing Arts Center and its programs. Activities shall include community and audience development, fund-raising, providing a social atmosphere for cultural activities and increasing the public awareness of the need and value of the performing arts. (PAS Bylaws)

2018-2019

PAS Awarded $8,000 in WIU Arts Grants for the following programs:

Name Department Project Name
Heidi Clemmens Theatre & Dance University Dance Theatre Guest Dancers and Choreographers
Ta-Teh Ku Art Department WIU Community Youth Art Program
Brian Locke School of Music Theresa Pircon Guest Vocal Recital and Masterclass
James Romig School of Music New Music Fest 2019
Tim Waldrop Art Department First Wednesday

2017-2018

PAS Awarded over $9,000 in WIU Arts Grants for the following programs:

Name Department Project Name
James Caldwell School of Music New Music Festival 2018
Richard Hughey School of Music Trouble in Tahiti Performance
Ta-Teh Ku Art Department WIU Community Youth Art Program
Tim Waldrop Art Department First Wednesday
Liang-yu Wang School of Music Beethoven Festival 2017