Arts +STEM Graduate Workshops

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Call for Submissions: a2ru Ground Works

Call for Submissions: a2ru Ground Works
Priority date for submissions is February 28, 2020

groundworks.io

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) issues a call for submissions to its online peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary arts projects, Ground Works.

We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disciplines. We seek a wide range of interdisciplinary works that pose a challenge to traditional peer review methods by inviting examination from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Eligible projects have achieved some initial recognition; they may be collaborative or sole-author, but should demonstrably advance multiple fields within and beyond the arts.

Ground Works: Exploring Research as Craft

Fall 2019
Ground Works Special Inaugural Edition
Link: a2ru2019.groundworks.io/gallery

Exploring Research as Craft (ERAC) collaboratively engages seemingly disparate disciplines through craft, material meaning-making, and critical response. Across the sciences and arts, people engage with their material and social environments to craft meaning about the world. However, academic siloing and the prioritization of jargon over communication endorse narrow understandings of science, art, research, and craft. Developed by an anthropology PhD student and an MFA at the University of Georgia (UGA), ERAC is a three-part workshop series to promote cross-disciplinary communication by conceptualizing research and practice as craft. This series culminated in a public exhibition at ATHICA, a non-profit gallery in Athens, Georgia. ERAC uncovers commonalities in how students, researchers, and faculty from diverse disciplines engage with questions about the world. In this way, traditional disciplines are deconstructed and research itself is promoted as an expression of cultural values and individual experience.

Exploring Research as Craft is supported in part by an Idea Lab Mini Grant.

Reading Room: The Case for Arts Integration

The Case for Arts Integration

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) presents “The Case for Arts Integration,” a tool for connecting across campus, outlining the “what,” “why,” and “how” of arts integration. While this book shows how arts integration can function on campus, and its range of impacts, the case it makes is broad and all-encompassing. Each university will want to define what arts integration looks like for them and how it fits into their unique cultural landscape.

Source: a2ru
Link: www.a2ru.org/projects/the-case-for-arts-integration/

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit 2020

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit
February 20-23, 2020
University of Cincinatti
Deadline: January 20, 2020

www.a2ru.org/events/2020-emerging-creatives-student-summit/

a2ru is now accepting applications from students and faculty to participate in the 2020 Emerging Creatives Student Summit — an intensive, working summit with experts and fellow students of all disciplines across the country to explore and tackle challenges in interdisciplinary teams around the theme, “RISE UP! Risk Something Real.”

Open to undergraduate and graduate students of a2ru partner institutions. There is no fee to attend the summit; student or student’s institution is responsible for travel and board — some meals provided as part of the Summit experience. A limited number of student travel grants and a2ru scholar awards are also available. For more info on the event, guest speakers and performers, and to apply, visit the summit website.

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.