Become a Partner

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) grew out of a “Michigan Meeting” held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 4–6, 2011, titled “The Role of Art-Making and the Arts in the Research University.” Sponsored by U-M’s ArtsEngine initiative, the meeting convened 150 presidents, provosts, deans, directors, and other leaders from 43 Research I universities across the United States. Contributions of time and money from dozens of research universities have driven the remarkable development of a2ru, which was formally established on December 14, 2012.

Partnership in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) remains open. For further information contact Laurie Baefsky, Executive Director.

a2ru Partnership Brochure

Member kit: a2ru Partner Agreement a2ru Letter of Invitation

a2ru Partner Content Curator (PCC) Welcome Kit