Sustainability + Arts Grant


ICE and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a Sustainability + Arts grant in conjunction with the 2014-2015 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. One project will be selected to receive up to $5,000. All full-time UGA students in good standing are eligible to apply. For more information and application forms visit:

Pre-proposal deadline (optional): October 14
Final proposal deadline: November 11

The UGA Campus Sustainability Grants Program provides competitive funding for student-proposed projects and initiatives designed 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. Proposals are accepted from current UGA students and will be selected 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:

Idea Lab Mini Grants


Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals

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.

Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)

– List of project participants (include majors and year of study)

– Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)

– Project outcomes

– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is midnight on November 2, 2014.

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

ICE Conversation: Grant Writing


ICE Conversation: Grant Writing
Wednesday, October 1 at 10 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

How do ideas become successful grant proposals? Join Idea Lab to learn about exciting upcoming grant opportunities, including Idea Lab Mini Grants, the Arts + Sustainability Grant, ICE Project Grants, and CURO Summer Fellowships. The conversation will include discussions on how best to prepare a grant applications and where to look for funding opportunities.

Idea Lab is the UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. For more information visit

Urban Bush Women


Lecture: Urban Bush Women
Tuesday, September 30 at 12:30
Dance Building

Tendayi Kuumba and Courtney Cook, members of the acclaimed Urban Bush Women dance company, will present a public lecture as part of a UGA residency.

Urban Bush Women burst onto the dance scene in 1984, with bold, innovative, demanding and exciting works that bring under-told stories to life through the art and vision of its award-winning founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. The company weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora.

Urban Bush Women includes among its honors a New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”); the Capezio Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance; and two 2004 Doris Duke Awards for New Work from the American Dance Festival. Off the concert stage, Urban Bush Women has developed an extensive community engagement program called BOLD (Builders, Organizers, & Leaders through Dance), a network of over 29 facilitators that travel nationally and internationally to conduct workshops that bring the histories of local communities forward through performance.

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, UGA Dance Repertory Project, Franklin College Visiting Scholar Program, Institute for Women’s Studies, Institute for African American Studies, Department of Dance, and the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.

ICE-Vision: Claire’s Knee


ICE-Vision: Claire’s Knee (Rohmer, 1970)
Thursday, September 25 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies and English major Dafna Kaufman’s selections of great films that may be forgotten by the general public, but can be remembered and cherished through viewings today.

Claire’s Knee is a 1970 film by Eric Rohmer. It is the fifth movie in the series of the Six Moral Tales. Roger Ebert wrote, “In a work by Eric Rohmer, small attitudes and gestures can summon up a university of humanity.” Eric Rohmer’s classic french film deals with “self-deception, …cruelty, …a certain kind of arrogance that goes with wisdom, and very much…sex ” (Vincent Canby, New York Times).”

ICE Conversation: Alt-Edu


ICE Conversation: Alt-Edu
Wednesday, September 24 at 10 AM
ICE Office
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

How have radical initiatives in education transformed the traditional roles of art and artists in the academy? Join Idea Lab for an examination of historical precedents, new pedagogy, and alternative models for education in the arts.

Idea Lab is the UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in the arts. For more information visit