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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.

Daylighting the Watersheds Design Competition

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Daylighting the Watersheds UGA Design Competition
Deadline: October 14
Two $1,000 prizes

Download application: watershed.uga.edu/daylighting.pdf
watershed.uga.edu

Student teams are invited to participate in the Daylighting the Watersheds design competition to raise awareness about streams that flow through the UGA campus and to support the mission of Watershed UGA by creating a community ethic for the restoration of campus streams. Two projects will be selected to receive prizes of $1,000 each.

Each proposal should feature designs for a project to be installed in one of the following locations:

Tanyard Creek Watershed Site adjacent to Tate Center and Bolton Dining Commons near the intersection of Baxter Street and S. Lumpkin Street

Lilly Branch Watershed Site adjacent to Joe Frank Harris Commons and the Lamar Dodd School of Art near Carlton Street and River Road

Selection criteria:

Merit project raises awareness about campus watersheds

Innovation project features new ideas

Feasibility proposal materials consider costs, sustainability, and campus standards

Collaboration proposal materials reflect teamwork and interdisciplinary activity

Presentation proposal materials communicate effectively

Each project team must include at least two UGA students. Watershed UGA encourages teams with participants from more than one discipline or academic department, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Multiple applications are permitted.

Since the founding of UGA in 1785, many natural features of campus watersheds have been steadily altered and relegated to obscurity. Tanyard Creek and Lilly Branch, both tributaries of the North Oconee River, are the most prominent streams that run through campus. Daylighting the Watersheds offers an opportunity to explore the history and significance of two streams that were once part of the daily lives of students, but now lack visibility and recreational benefit.

Watershed UGA facilitates the use of our campus as a living laboratory to advance sustainability and environmental stewardship through teaching, research, service, and university operations. The Daylighting the Watersheds design competition is generously supported by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

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