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Call for Participation: Hyphenated American

Call for Participation: Hyphenated American
Deadline: March 28

Last year’s Hyphenated American project, supported by an Idea Lab Mini-Grant, was a great success featuring visual art, poetry, new music compositions, and guest lecturers who came together for a show focused on Latinos in the U.S. This April, Hyphenated American is returning with a broader focus to amplify the voices of immigrants, refugees, and hyphenated Americans of every culture. If you are an ally, we want to hear from you too!

What are we looking for? Creative responses to the theme “Diversity enriches the U.S.” Submissions can be in any of the arts including dance, visual art, film, music, and poetry! As a Hyphenated American you have a unique voice and a unique message. Share it in a show that unites people in an increasingly divisive climate.

Send a sample or description of your project idea by March 28 to Monique Osorio: aosorio1@uga.edu

Oh and by the way, what is a hyphenated American? Well, you know.. Latin-American, Arab- American, Muslim-American, African-American, to name a few, but you get the idea.

Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition

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

Download application: watershed.uga.edu/daylighting.pdf
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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.

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Sustainability + Arts Grant

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Sustainability + Arts Grant
Deadline: November 14, 2016

sustainability.uga.edu/get-involved/students/sustainability_grants/

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 sustainability.uga.edu.

Tenth Anniversary of the AUX Festival

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Ten years ago 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 info@auxfestival.com 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 auxfestival.com

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ICE Project Featured in Hugh Hodgson School of Music Convocation

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Opening convocation ceremonies at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music included a live demonstration and performance of new technology developed with the support of ICE. An ensemble of twenty musicians conducted by UGA Director of Bands Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, along with the mobile phones of 250 audience members, performed a composition by DMA candidate Cody Brookshire.

Brookshire, in collaboration with Nicholas Saney (Computer Science, Linguistics), Richard Saney (Computer Science, Music), and Jake Reeves (Mathematics, Music) received a 2015-2016 mini-grant to develop technology that enables electronic devices to be synchronized, solving a major latency challenge of networked electo-acoustic performance.

Following the successful development and performance, the team is exploring ways to make the technology available to more artists. Visit synkrotakt.com for more information and a video demo.

Related story: ideasforcreativeexploration.com/?p=3612

Welcome Fall 2016

Welcome to a new semester at UGA! If you are new to ICE, please take a few moments to explore the site and learn about some of the current and past projects and events. You may also be interested in joining the ICE listserv, a weekly email announcement with local events and opportunities in the arts.

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Matthew Flores (Art), Rebecca Jackson (Theatre and Film Studies), and Carla Cao (Music). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research under the auspices of ICE, including collaborative work across disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects and proposals with faculty, students, and community members.

Recent Highlights

ICE partners with Watershed UGA and the Center for Integrative Research (CICR) to develop arts + environment project initiatives and grant proposals … ICE partners with the Office of Sustainability to create Sustainability + Arts grant … ICE receives a Faculty Research Cluster grant from the Willson Center for the ArtsIdea Lab student organization awards mini-grants for collaborative projects featuring innovative performance technology, immigrant perspectives, and social justice … ICE partners with the Department of English to celebrate the centennial of Dada with performances by students, faculty, visiting artists, and the Sun Ra Arkestra … ICE Graduate Research Assistants create multimedia installation in image ofBlack Lives Matter data visualization collaboration with Johnathan Smith … ICE Conversation Series features visiting artists, alumni, research reports, and demonstrations … ICE podcast series features interdisciplinary perspectives on critical evaluation … ICE Project alumnus Kit Hughes is a featured speaker during Thinc. UGA Entrepreneurship Week … ICE-Vision celebrates 10th anniversary … ICE welcomes Dr. Peter Van Zandt Lane and Katherine McGuire to advisory board … ICE awards Honorary Fellowships to UGA alumni Heather McIntosh and John Michael Boling

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Flicker Orchestra accompanies Ghosts Before Breakfast (dir. Hans Richter, 1928) during the Dada Centennial [photography by Jason Thrasher].