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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.

Welcome Fall 2017

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: Ann Catherine Carter (Art), Ciyadh Wells (Music), and Jason Woodworth-Hou (Theatre and Film Studies). 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.

FY17 Annual Report

Read the full report here (238k download):

FY17 Annual Report

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.