Botanical Garden Soundwalk

Botanical Garden Soundwalk
Thursday, April 22 through summer 2021
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

tinyurl.com/ugasoundwalk

The Botanical Garden Soundwalk is a collection of soundscapes created by members of the UGA Student Composers Association in partnership with the UGA State Botanical Garden. Student and faculty composers engaged with Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Director of Education, to learn about and respond to different environments within the Garden. Playback of soundscapes on the ECHOES app is prompted by the geolocation positioning of the listener within the grounds of the Garden. Visitors can craft their own interactive soundtrack by virtue of the duration and order of regions they encounter. The Botanical Garden Soundwalk begins at the Garden Visitor Center and continues in all other gardens and collections. Supported in part by an Idea Lab Mini Grant.

Earth Day 2021 Art Challenge

Earth Day 2021 Art Challenge
Deadline: April 15

sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/art-challenge/
In an act of unity, partnering organizations are collectively calling on the UGA and Athens community to reflect, embody, and create artworks in alignment with the goals of Envision Athens’ 2021 Year of the Good Neighbor. Prompt: Create a work of art that celebrates and inspires good neighbors – caretakers of people and the planet – to establish a more unified, equitable, prosperous, and compassionate community. All people are eligible and all art mediums that can be experienced online are accepted. Awards offered in three categories: Appreciation, Awareness, and Action.

Idea Lab Conversation: April Parker

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with April Parker
Friday, April 16 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join April Parker, Arts Administrator in Residence at Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor former thrift store in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an activist, community leader, and a Creative Catalyst Fellow in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Links:

Elsewhere
www.elsewheremuseum.org

Creative Catalyst Fellowship
www.elsewheremuseum.org/projects/creative-catalyst-fellowship

Reading Room: Funding Arts and Design

Funding Arts and Design: Advancing scholarship, education, and creative practice

Part One: Federal Funding
vimeo.com/525810510

Three-part series hosted by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech.

Reading Room: Reckoning with a Reckoning

Reckoning with a Reckoning: How Cultural Institutions Can Advance Equity
By Kim Zeuli, Maria Rosario Jackson, and Seth Beattie
Nonprofit Quarterly
Source: nonprofitquarterly.org/reckoning-with-a-reckoning-how-cultural-institutions-can-advance-equity/

Arts and culture are not a monolith. There are countless arts organizations that directly invest in the social and economic priorities of the communities they serve — often doing so with fewer resources and against the tide of underinvestment. We write this article as a call for arts and cultural organizations to do more in the name of community justice, both by learning from the equity practices of others in the sector and by actively collaborating with (and financially compensating) these experts and catalysts.

Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

Idea Lab, a UGA student organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary creative collaboration, is offering up grants up to $500 each to support projects and team formation. Recipients of Idea Lab mini grants will receive mentorship and feedback from Idea Lab members. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee in order of receipt, pending availability of funds.

Proposal form:
ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRjYNPOF1diC7EG

Proposal requirements:

– brief description of project goals (up to 150 words)

– team should include at least one currently enrolled UGA student

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.