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Feedback: Critical Evaluation Methods in the Arts

Feedback: Critical Evaluation Methods in the Arts
ARTS 6930
T-TH 9:30-10:45 AM
Spring 2020
Instructor: Mark Callahan

Now open to graduate students in all departments!

How can critique become more effective?

Readings and guided discussions will address the history and role of critique in higher education, psychology of feedback, and comparative approaches to critical evaluation across disciplines. Workshops will include activities in mapping critique and creative practice, exploring critique semantics, developing inquiry, and analyzing instructor and student expectations. The core of the course is practice-based research where each participant will have the opportunity to receive, give, and facilitate group feedback in multiple settings.

Call for Proposals: Idea Lab Mini Grants

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: October 25, 2019

shape: re-examining our spaces, structures, and systems

Idea Lab, a UGA student organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary creative collaboration, is offering funding of up to $500 for UGA students, faculty, and staff with ideas for interdisciplinary projects within the community, with extra consideration for those which enage with the idea of “shape.” Project groups must include at least one UGA student and may include members from outside the UGA community.

Recipients of Idea Lab mini grants will receive mentorship and regular feedback from Idea Lab members and Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistants.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:
idealab@uga.edu

Proposal requirements:

– Title and brief description of proposed project
– List of participants (include titles and affiliations)
– Impact of project
– Itemized budget
– Proposed timeline of project
– No more than 500 words

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Information sessions:

Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 PM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Wednesday, September 25 at 10 AM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Thursday, October 3 at 3 PM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Tuesday, October 8 at 11 AM, Lamar Dodd Room S160
Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 AM, MLC Reading Room

Welcome Fall 2019

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

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Elizabeth Boyce (Music), Brandon LaReau (Theatre and Film Studies), and Annie Simpson (Art). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research and collaborative work across disciplines with faculty, students, and community members.

FY19 Annual Report

Read the full report here (229k download):

FY19 Annual Report

Call for Proposals: 2019 a2ru National Conference


Call for Proposals: 2019 a2ru National Conference
Deadline: April 5

www.a2ru.org/events/2019-national-conference/

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites proposals for the 2019 a2ru national conference, knowledges: artistic practice as method to take place at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, November 7-9, 2019. The 2019 theme is an invitation to explore modes of knowing, especially as arrived through the discovery of artistic practice. This theme is anchored in, but not limited to, the following questions:

– How do artistic practices map onto other methods of knowledge production?

– If contemporary artists are trained from the outset to be critical of their medium(s), how might this critical reflection inform more discrete disciplines, which often treat academic form as neutral vessels for the delivery of content?

– What can researchers across the arts, sciences, and humanities learn from one another’s practices and approaches?

The University of Kansas, host of this year’s a2ru conference, aims to infuse the arts into its research culture by advancing interdisciplinary projects across the sciences and humanities. This is accomplished through existing structures, such as the Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons, and the Research Excellence Initiative through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The exhibition and dialogue among artists and scholars developed through the IARI colloquium (November 6, 2019) will launch the 2019 a2ru national conference.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, artists, field leaders, and other practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the potential of artistic and other practice-led methods for inquiry across disciplines. In an effort to unpack different ways of knowing, proposed sessions will follow a structure that mimics the process of knowledge generation. Proposal formats will include 1) inquiries, 2) lightning talks, and 3) presentations. a2ru encourages proposals that represent diverse backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, ages, and institutions. This active format invites participants into the collective co-creation of knowledge.

Campus Sustainability Grant Awards

Congratulations to Ciyadh Wells, recipient of a Campus Sustainability Grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability. Ciyadh is a second-year Ideas for Creative Exploration Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student in music. The Trash Music project will explore the possibilities of material reuse through instrument building and performance.

Additional congratulations to grant winners Christina Foard for Imagination Squared, a participatory art project about resilience that was supported by an Ideas for Creative Exploration a2ru conference grant, and Alexandra Hofner for Speaking with nature at Lake M. Allyn Herrick: an ecological narrative through eco-art, an arts-integrative approach environmental stewardship.

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, Campus Sustainability Grants provide up to $5,000 to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. For more about the UGA Office of Sustainability visit: sustainability.uga.edu