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Legacy Ball and Exhibition

Legacy Ball and Exhibition
Saturday, April 9 at 6 PM
Memorial Hall Ballroom


The Legacy Ball will be a space for minorities to make connections with people who are looking to enter their respective job market. The event will be a resourceful networking opportunity for students of various minority organizations and a space for all minority students to unite. Each registered person will enjoy a buffet-style dinner, receive a T-shirt, and networking experience. Please be prepared to talk to industry professionals, make new contacts, and dress to impress. Artists featured at the ball will include Areum Kim, Temple Douglass, Vy Tran, Tien Tran, Dre Monsalve, Alexia Benavent-Rivera, Daniela Diaz Rios, and Mary-Jo Eden. Project partners include Black Felicity Student Association, Native American Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, and Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Lecture: Rebecca Kamen

Lecture: Rebecca Kamen
Wednesday, April 6 at noon

Making the Invisible, Visible: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery

Rebecca Kamen is a painter, sculptor, and lecturer who explores the intersections of art and science. Her practice is informed by observation and wide-ranging research into cosmology, history, philosophy, and the search for common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and reimagine what scientists see.

Kamen has worked on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, and at the National Institutes of Health.

She has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Austria, Chile, Egypt, Spain, Australia and Singapore. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship, two Strauss Fellowships, and a Travel Grant from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As artist in residence in the neuroscience program at National Institutes of Health, Kamen has interpreted and transformed neuroscience research into sculptural form. Her artwork is represented in many private and public collections.

Kamen is a professor emerita of art at Northern Virginia Community College, and currently serves as artist in residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative at University of Pennsylvania.

For more information about Rebecca Kamen, visit:


Reimagining scientific discovery through the lens of an artist

Curiosity as Art and Science: Rebecca Kamen and David Lydon-Staley (3-minute video)

Arts & Humanities Grant Writing Month

Arts & Humanities Grant Writing Month

February 2022 is Arts and Humanities Grant Writing month at UGA. Program officials from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities will give presentations with Q&A sessions on programs and proposal strategies. Contact Jake Maas ( in the Office for Proposal Enhancement with questions.

NEA Presentation and Q&A
Friday, February 11 at 3 PM


Dr. Melissa Menzer, Program Analyst at the National Endowment for the Arts, will present on NEA programs and proposal strategy. For more information about the NEA, visit:

NEH Program Officer Presentation and Q&A
Friday, February 18 at 3 PM


Dr. Jason Harshman, Program Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present on NEH programs and proposal strategy. For more information about the NEH, visit:

Integrative Conservation Conference

Integrative Conservation Conference
February 3-5, 2022

ICC 2022 will focus on decolonizing conservation research and practice. This theme recognizes the importance of engaging with how conservation historically and presently contributes to the disruption and erasure of Indigenous histories, livelihoods, wellbeing, and ways of being on and with the land.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherry Pictou

Dr. Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk (water cuts through high rocks) known as Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia. She is an Assistant Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Governance at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law and the School of Public Administration. She is also a former Chief for her community and the former Co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples. More recently, she became the first woman Honorary District Chief for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. She is a member of the IPBES Task Force on Indigenous and Local Knowledge. Her research interests include decolonizing treaty relations, Social Justice for Indigenous Women, Indigenous women’s role in food and lifeways, and Indigenous knowledge and food systems.

Film screening and discussion supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

a2ru 2021 National Conference

2021 a2ru National Conference
Sharing Stories: The Case for Art
November 3 – 5


As an a2ru member institution, UGA will cover registration costs for a limited number of a2ru conference participants.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) advances the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society.

About the Conference

Over the last twelve months, we have seen a range of sources acknowledge the powerful importance of the arts, particularly in the Covid era. As arts practitioners and leaders, we embrace our role in this unprecedented moment, even as we continue to rethink our disciplines, how our methods have changed during this time, and what the future of the arts might look like.

a2ru will use this year’s online conference to meet this unique moment in a uniquely artful way. We will engage and explore how we can best deploy what we hope has not changed — our passion for the arts, for arts education, and for arts integration — through storytelling, rather than traditional conference presentations.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, November 2

Part I: Foundations of Equity

Justice in arts research, practice, and pedagogy must start with close examination of the foundations upon which arts institutions have been built. In part one of a two-part workshop series, we’ll discuss reimagining arts spaces from the ground up; the contingency of justice-oriented practice; and building foundations for liberation in art making, arts research, and arts pedagogy.

Part II: Dismantling Critique

In part two of the two-part workshop, we interrogate how white supremacy and colonialism have shaped our systems for feedback and assessment, and build and share new strategies and tools for feedback and critique that are rooted in accountability, transparency, reciprocity, and justice.

Idea Lab Conversation: Rent

Idea Lab Conversation: Rent
Friday, October 15 at noon
Main Art Building Outdoor Courtyard

Meet the director and cast members of UGA’s production of Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reimagining of Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” Director Brandon LaReau is a doctoral student in Theatre and Film Studies and a former Graduate Assistant in Interdisciplinary Arts Research. Rent performances begin on November 4 and tickets are available at