Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition


Daylighting the Watersheds UGA Design Competition
Deadline: October 14
Two $1,000 prizes

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Student teams are invited to participate in the Daylighting the Watersheds design competition to raise awareness about streams that flow through the UGA campus and to support the mission of Watershed UGA by creating a community ethic for the restoration of campus streams. Two projects will be selected to receive prizes of $1,000 each.

Each proposal should feature designs for a project to be installed in one of the following locations:

Tanyard Creek Watershed Site adjacent to Tate Center and Bolton Dining Commons near the intersection of Baxter Street and S. Lumpkin Street

Lilly Branch Watershed Site adjacent to Joe Frank Harris Commons and the Lamar Dodd School of Art near Carlton Street and River Road

Selection criteria:

Merit project raises awareness about campus watersheds

Innovation project features new ideas

Feasibility proposal materials consider costs, sustainability, and campus standards

Collaboration proposal materials reflect teamwork and interdisciplinary activity

Presentation proposal materials communicate effectively

Each project team must include at least two UGA students. Watershed UGA encourages teams with participants from more than one discipline or academic department, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Multiple applications are permitted.

Since the founding of UGA in 1785, many natural features of campus watersheds have been steadily altered and relegated to obscurity. Tanyard Creek and Lilly Branch, both tributaries of the North Oconee River, are the most prominent streams that run through campus. Daylighting the Watersheds offers an opportunity to explore the history and significance of two streams that were once part of the daily lives of students, but now lack visibility and recreational benefit.

Watershed UGA facilitates the use of our campus as a living laboratory to advance sustainability and environmental stewardship through teaching, research, service, and university operations. The Daylighting the Watersheds design competition is generously supported by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.


Reading Room: Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists

Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists

A report by the Center for Cultural Innovation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from the Surdna Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Sustainability + Arts Grant


Sustainability + Arts Grant
Pre-proposal deadline (optional): October 14, 2016
Final proposal deadline: November 14, 2016

ICE and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a Sustainability + Arts grant in conjunction with the 2016-2017 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. Special consideration will be given to projects incorporating sustainability + arts.

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift—as well as to inform and conserve—are encouraged. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit

Reading Room: Gendered Income Inequality in the Arts

“We find that the gendered earnings gap is comparable for artists and non-artists, and that artistic careers are subject to some of the same social forces that drive disparity in other occupational realms. Yet in the arts, we do not find the wage penalty to motherhood that has been documented in virtually every other field. Broader implications for scholarship on gender and work, as well as suggestions for further research and policy, are discussed.”

A data brief by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), an online survey, data management, and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education.

Reading Room: Rhizome Turns 20

A Net Art Pioneer Evolves With the Digital Age: Rhizome Turns 20

By Maximiliano Durón in ARTnews [UGA was an organizational member from 2004-2014]

Storyboard Workshop (10/5)


Storyboard Workshop
Wednesday, October 5th at 4 PM
4th Floor Conference Room Holmes/Hunter Academic Building

Free and open to all. Join UGA artists and researchers to share ideas and create storyboards for a new graphic novel and animation project that explores the history, politics, and intrigue of nuclear weapons. Hosted by Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani, Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Security, UGA and Kyle Morrison, ICE Graduate Research Assistant and Vice President of the Society for Students in Animation.

Tenth Anniversary of the AUX Festival

Ten years ago this fall, the AUX “Collaborative Arts Event” combined performances, screenings, installations, and an outdoor market into what would become the AUX Event and Publishing Series. The first festival was the celebration of a multi-year project, AUX Vol. 1, a collection of experimental sound from Athens in a meticulously assembled, hand printed package. The history of AUX now includes two CD anthologies, five festivals, community workshops, and the immeasurable influence of a model for self-sustaining community collaboration supported by ICE.

The spirit of AUX continues in the work of past participants, art publishing research at ICE, the Slingshot Festival, and special events such as the February 2016 Dada Centennial. Heather McIntosh, curator of the AUX Festivals, was recognized last year as an ICE Honorary Fellow.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the AUX Festival, a special package that includes AUX Vol. 1, AUX Vol. 2, and a limited-edition event poster of your choice will be available for $30 (local purchase only, while supplies last) for the remainder of 2016. Please contact or stop by ICE, Lamar Dodd Building Room S160 to purchase. All proceeds support AUX and ICE-supported research in the arts.

For more about AUX or to purchase items online visit