Lecture: Elizabeth Corr

Elizabeth Corr
Wednesday, October 31 at 3:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

The Case for Collaboration: How NRDC Works with Artists to Bolster Environmental Advocacy

Elizabeth Corr works with artists, architects, and designers to heighten public awareness of and interest in the environmental issues that face today’s communities. She is the Director of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental nonprofit organization with over three million members. Corr launched the NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program, an innovative platform for thoughtful and sustained collaboration between artists and environmental leaders. As a curator she has worked with artists such as Jenny Kendler, Sipho Mabona, Antonin Fourneau, and the Luftwerk collective. Corr holds a master’s degree in African Studies and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender/women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was recently nominated for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, recognizing scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists, or artists who stand poised to make a game-changing difference.

Supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Image: Jenny Kendler, Birds Watching, 2018

Idea Lab Mini Grants

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, November 5 at 5 PM

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Special consideration will be given to projects that address the theme “Cultivating Community.”

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:
idealab@ideasforcreativeexploration.com

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)
– List of project participants (include titles and affiliations)
– Name of lead applicant (include major and year of study)
– Impact of project
– Timeline of project
– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit
– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity
– Feasibility

Lead applicant must be UGA student. Collaborative teams may include students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Deadline for grant proposals is Monday, November 5 at 5 PM.

Information Sessions
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Friday, October 5 at 10 AM
Friday, October 12 at 10 AM
Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24 at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 30 at 10 AM

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

a2ru National Conference

a2ru National Conference
November 1-3
University of Georgia

www.a2ru.org/events/2018-national-conference/

UGA will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) on the theme of “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability.” The conference will be held in partnership with the UGA Arts Council and in conjunction with the November Spotlight on the Arts festival.

The 2018 theme, Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability, is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.

Call for a2ru Conference Volunteers

Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, mark.callahan@uga.edu. All student volunteers who satisfy volunteer requirements will have free access to conference events.

Arts + Environment Project Ideas Session

Arts + Environment Project Ideas Session
Monday, October 8 at 2 PM
Lamar Dodd Room N100

An open session to learn about arts + environment project funding opportunities at UGA. Representatives from the Office of Sustainability, Social Ecology Studio, and Ideas for Creative Exploration will be available to answer questions about Campus Sustainability Grants, Social Ecology Studio Grants, and Idea Lab Mini Grants. Get feedback on project ideas, meet potential collaborators, proposal writing advice, and learn more about available resources.

sustainability.uga.edu/get-involved/sustainability-grants/

art.uga.edu/research/social-ecology-studio

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/grants/

ART+SCIENCE: a conversation with Dan Jay

ART+SCIENCE: a conversation with Dan Jay
Wednesday, September 26 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Dan Jay is a professor and dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in Boston, MA. For 30 years he has led parallel careers in science and art and acted as a conduit between the two fields.

“As a society we have segregated art and science such that fields have become overly specialized and do not speak to the vast majority of society. This was not always so and I seek to catalyze a reunification of knowledge or at least an appreciation that disciplines can inform each other in novel ways.”

For more visit www.danjayart.com.

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Graduate School.

Reading Room: Creative Placemaking and Expansion of Opportunity

Creative Placemaking and Expansion of Opportunity

This paper examines critical needs or opportunities to help the Creative Placemaking field continue taking root in community planning, and to better contribute to expanded opportunity and equity in low-income communities. Several years into the advancement of Creative Placemaking, the language and general premise are taking hold. The term is now widespread in the arts and culture field, and increasingly in community development and urban planning. Yet critical gaps in the field must be addressed if Creative Placemaking is to flourish and be an integral part of community development.

Source: The Kresge Foundation
Link: kresge.org/library/creative-placemaking-and-expansion-opportunity