The School of Film, Dance and Theatre undertakes innovative special initiatives to advance its mission of serving as a beacon for the cultural, artistic and educational resources in the region.


ArtsWork unites ASU artists and scholars with community leaders in research and programs focused on children and the arts. ArtsWork was created in 1996 with an endowment from Katherine K. Herberger. ArtsWork received a million dollar endowed gift from Bank of America in 2007. These generous gifts provide ArtsWork with resources to initiate and sustain numerous projects benefiting young people in the greater Phoenix area. Currently ArtsWork is undergoing a re-visioning process and thorough program evaluation under the leadership of youth invested faculty from all units in the Herberger Institute. We look forward to unveiling ArtsWork 2.0 in the near future. All ongoing programming continues but no new programs will be initiated.