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UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Nov. 1-3, 2018 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. For more information about the conference and national call for presentations visit:
a2ru.org/events/2018-national-conference/

UGA faculty, departments, and offices are encouraged to incorporate the conference themes into their curriculum and programming, including partners in the creative and performing arts, engineering, technology, environment and design, ecology, sustainability, and in other departments, who have an interest in intersecting with the arts. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the arts, environment, and technology.

a2ru is a partnership of more than 40 institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.

In coordination with the a2ru conference the Willson Center’s a2ru Faculty Research Cluster is accepting proposals from UGA faculty to support research projects to be featured during the time of the conference. Projects may be creative or scholarly in form, and they may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary in scope. A limited number of grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru Cluster CFP” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be judged on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme. Please contact Isabelle Loring Wallace, iwallace@uga.edu, associate professor of contemporary art in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and associate academic director for arts and a2ru in the Willson Center, with any proposal questions. Funding for proposals selected by the committee will be available July 1, 2018 (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April).

In addition to the UGA a2ru Research Cluster call, the Willson Center invites proposals from UGA faculty, students, or offices interested in connecting special projects (programs, exhibits, community engagement, etc.) with a student focus to the November 2018 a2ru National Conference. A limited number of grants up to $500 will be awarded up to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru special projects proposal” in the subject line (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April). Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, artistic director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), with any proposal questions. Projects will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be selected based on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme.

Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu. Student volunteers will be recruited through early fall semester.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Q & A

Should I apply to the a2ru National Conference CFP, the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP, or both?

Faculty or groups of colleagues can apply to one or both. Decisions about the national conference CFP and formal conference schedule are based on a2ru’s call guidelines and decided by a2ru’s executive committee. The UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP regarding UGA projects in conjunction with the conference will be decided by a representative panel of UGA faculty in the arts and based on the quality of the proposal and alignment with the conference theme.

Proposals selected from the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Is funding available for both the UGA Research Cluster CFP and the special projects call? What is the difference?

Funding of up to $1,500 is available to UGA faculty proposals selected as part of the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP. Funding of up to $500 is available as part of the special projects call funded through the ICE Research Cluster. Special project proposals may be submitted by UGA students, faculty, or staff.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

What is the formal conference schedule?

The conference will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3. The final schedule will be posted on the a2ru website this summer.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration for the conference will be available this summer. UGA faculty and staff will be able to register at a reduced rate.

I am a student. Can I attend the conference?

UGA students who volunteer and meet a minimum number of hours worked for the conference will receive free registration to all conference events. Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, if you are interested in volunteering.

a2ru National Conference CFP

Call for Proposals: a2ru 2018 National Conference
Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by the University of Georgia

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

Deadline: Friday, April 6

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.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability. Presentations vary in length and number of participants. We accept panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals. a2ru encourages proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, and ages. The ideal panel discussion will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and represent more than one institution.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.

ICE workshop survey

This spring ICE will host workshops on a range of topics including code and art. This short survey will help us learn more about participant interest and what to include:
goo.gl/forms/aPwtPnARHKinnikP2

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit
Spectacle and the Collective Experience
February 15-18, 2018
Louisiana State University
Application deadline: January 15, 2018

a2ruevents.wixsite.com/a2ruspectacle

Five spots available to UGA students (applications reviewed first-come, first-served). A limited number of travel grants are available here:
a2ruevents.wixsite.com/a2ruspectacle/register

Summit participants are eligible to apply for the a2ru Student Challenge project grant.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summit brings together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects. This year’s theme, “Spectacle and the Collective Experience,” will challenge students to broaden and interrogate their understanding of spectacle within the immediate context of Mardi Gras, as well as their own communities and the broader, disciplinary contexts of the arts and sciences.

Participating students will have the opportunity to explore the concept of spectacle through interdisciplinary project-based teams, as well as learn from distinguished Louisiana State professors. In addition to networking and a collaborative techniques workshop, this summit also includes a site visit to Louisiana’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) with internationally renowned experimental physicist Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez. Students will also attend a panel on Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and will have an opportunity to see the production.

There is no registration fee, and students are encouraged to apply for travel grants to offset the cost of attending the conference. A group rate of $129/night for accommodations is available through January 18. Any student who receives a travel grant from a2ru is eligible for additional funds from the Willson Center a2ru research cluster and should contact Dr. Isabelle Loring Wallace for details, iwallace@uga.edu.

2017-2018 Idea Lab Mini Grant Awards

ICE is pleased to announce two new Idea Lab Mini Grant recipients. The projects were selected based on creative merit, extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity, and feasibility. Mini Grant awards provide production support from ICE Graduate Research Assistants and project funding.

Georgia Prison Beekeepers
Lead applicant: Cristina Echezarreta (graduate student, Art)

A collaboration of a students, faculty, and staff in Art and Entomology with the Georgia Prison Beekeeping program to explore prisoners’ relationship to nature through the arts.

Perfect Pantry
Lead applicant: Hillary Jourdan (graduate student, Agriculture)

A collaboration of students and faculty in Agriculture and Art with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to develop arts-based approaches to food assistance.

Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals
Deadline: Thursday, October 26

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 with themes about, by, or for marginalized populations.

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

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)
– List of project participants (include title or majors and role in project)
– Name of lead applicant (include major and year of study)
– Project outcomes
– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

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

Lead applicant must be a UGA student. Collaborative teams may include students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Deadline for grant proposals is Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5 PM.

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.