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ICE Podcast Episode 14: Bruce Andrews

Bruce Andrews

Feedback: Bruce Andrews

Bruce Andrews, a multimedia artist with a long career as a professor of political science at Fordham University, talks about communities of feedback and the challenges of unconventional practice.

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FY16 Annual Report

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FY16 Annual Report

Idea Lab Mini Grants


Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2016

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. Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series.

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 majors and year of study)

– Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)

– Project outcomes

– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is Monday, January 11, 2016 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.

Sustainability + Arts Grant


Sustainability + Arts Grant
Deadline: Monday, November 16

ICE and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a Sustainability + Arts grant in conjunction with the 2014-2015 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. One project will be selected to receive up to $5,000. All full-time UGA students in good standing are eligible to apply. For more information and application forms visit:

The UGA Campus Sustainability Grants Program provides competitive funding for student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift – as well as to inform and conserve – are encouraged. Proposals are accepted from current UGA students and will be selected based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit

ICE Honorary Fellows

ICE Honorary Fellows

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is proud to announce the designation of ICE Honorary Fellow to recognize individuals who epitomize ICE’s core values of innovation, creativity, and collaboration in extraordinary ways.

The two inaugural ICE Honorary Fellows are both University of Georgia alumni who volunteered their support during the formative years of ICE and inspire others now through the example of their careers: Heather McIntosh and John Michael Boling.

Heather McIntosh earned a Bachelor of Music degree from UGA, where she studied with ICE Charter Member Dr. Leonard V. Ball, Jr. She played an integral role in the creation of the AUX event and publishing series by offering her curatorial vision and leadership to the production of two volumes of experimental sound, youth workshops, five exciting AUX Festivals, and the legendary Faust in Athens performance and workshop.

Known to many as a fearless and hard-working collaborator, Heather’s expressive, provocative, and exquisitely crafted approach to performance and composition elevates and energizes the efforts of all those around her. Heather’s work is an essential part of the creative landscape of Athens and beyond, as experienced through her original compositions for film and video, studio recordings, live performances, and musical partnerships with an astounding array of artists.

Although her talents are known to many, Heather’s creative impact extends beyond the stage and soundtrack: she is a model of bold experimentation, thoughtfulness, and the integration of life and art.

To learn more about ICE Honorary Fellow Heather McIntosh visit:

John Michael Boling earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UGA, where he received an ICE student fellowship to attend The Kitchen Summer Institute in New York. John Michael’s enthusiastic participation in ICE events and valuable feedback helped to show how students and alumni would become central to ICE’s mission, and his generosity of ideas continued as he was gaining international recognition as an innovator in the realm of art and technology.

John Michael’s agile mind and uncanny ability to identify emerging currents is tempered by diligence, sincerity, and humor. His influence is felt in multiple communities where his curiosity and sharp insights act as a galvanizing force and guiding vision, and his startlingly original works and collaborations in video, performance, and Internet art have come to define the possibilities of those forms in contemporary culture.

While celebrated and sought after for his accomplishments as an artist and leader, John Michael has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to take risks and explore new territories, challenging expectations and facing the unknown with creative integrity.

To learn more about ICE Honorary Fellow John Michael Boling visit:

Portraits by Joshua Ray Stephens. UGA alumnus Joshua Ray has produced incredible graphic novels, illustrations for The New Yorker, and the artwork for AUX Vol. 2. To see more visit:

Welcome Fall 2015

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: Elizabeth Rogers (Art), Kyle Morrison (Theatre and Film Studies), and Stewart Engart (Music). 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.