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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.

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:

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

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, All student volunteers who satisfy volunteer requirements will have free access to conference events.

Perfect Pantry

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed)
Tuesday, June 5 from 6 – 9 PM
The Bakery
825 Warner St. SW, Atlanta

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is a group exhibition consisting of collages, journals, interactive work, and spoken word by those who face food insecurity in metro Atlanta.

The exhibition Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is an emotional and interactive look into the lives of those experiencing food insecurity in metro Atlanta. In partnership with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, the Atlanta Community Food bank and select metro Atlanta food pantries, this project uses small art pieces created by food pantry clients as the platform for food insecure individuals to share their experiences and critiques of food assistance, in the hopes of bringing change to make Atlanta food assistance models more effective.

Organized by Hillary Jourdan with support from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, selected metro Atlanta food pantries, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, and Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts.

Arts on the River Celebration

Arts on the River Celebration
Sunday, April 29 from Noon – 4 PM
Sandy Creek Park, Lake Chapman Beach

Join us for a community celebration of visual and performance art to honor the North Oconee River and its right to thrive and be healthy. This event is a one-day art exhibition with dance, spoken word, and music unfolding on the river and its banks. Visitors will kayak in the water and experience the art. Registration for kayaks at 1 PM (limited availability). This project is made possible by the support of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), Ideas for Creative Exploration, Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia. Free and family friendly.

Linds&co. Image: Iva Dimitrova

Olivia Shuler Image: Rinne Allen

Kayaking through Sound Image: Rinne Allen

Jorge Gomez Abrante Image: Rinne Allen

Paula Runyon Image: Rinne Allen

Image: Rinne Allen

Berea Antaki and Carla Cao Image: Rinne Allen

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #3

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #3
Wednesday, April 11 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160


The third in a series of informal art technology workshops focusing on the intersection of art and and computation. Discuss new trends and learn some code. Led by Connor Trotter, computer science/art student and Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellow.