Idea Lab Mini Grants

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, November 5 at 5 PM

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 that address the theme “Cultivating Community.”

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:
idealab@ideasforcreativeexploration.com

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)
– List of project participants (include titles and affiliations)
– Name of lead applicant (include major and year of study)
– Impact of project
– Timeline of project
– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit
– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity
– Feasibility

Lead applicant must be UGA student. Collaborative teams may include students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Deadline for grant proposals is Monday, November 5 at 5 PM.

Information Sessions
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Friday, October 5 at 10 AM
Friday, October 12 at 10 AM
Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, October 24 at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, October 30 at 10 AM

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration.

Reading Room: Creative Placemaking and Expansion of Opportunity

Creative Placemaking and Expansion of Opportunity

This paper examines critical needs or opportunities to help the Creative Placemaking field continue taking root in community planning, and to better contribute to expanded opportunity and equity in low-income communities. Several years into the advancement of Creative Placemaking, the language and general premise are taking hold. The term is now widespread in the arts and culture field, and increasingly in community development and urban planning. Yet critical gaps in the field must be addressed if Creative Placemaking is to flourish and be an integral part of community development.

Source: The Kresge Foundation
Link: kresge.org/library/creative-placemaking-and-expansion-opportunity

a2ru National Conference

a2ru National Conference
November 1-3
University of Georgia

www.a2ru.org/events/2018-national-conference/

UGA will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) on the theme of “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability.” The conference will be held in partnership with the UGA Arts Council and in conjunction with the November Spotlight on the Arts festival.

The 2018 theme, Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability, is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.

Call for a2ru Conference Volunteers

Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, mark.callahan@uga.edu. All student volunteers who satisfy volunteer requirements will have free access to conference events.

ICE Conversation: Georgia Prison Beekeepers

ICE Conversation: Georgia Prison Beekeepers
Wednesday, September 12 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

How can individuals in prisons mimic honeybee behavior and work together for a common goal? Idea Lab Mini Grant recipient and MFA student Cristina Echezarreta will share progress from 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.

Reading Room: What is Research?

What is research? Practices in the arts, research, and curricula

Because faculty and students have so many wide-ranging experiences, academic trajectories, and disciplinary backgrounds, they don’t necessarily have the same set of concepts in mind when it comes to talking about research, what it means, or how it’s done. For many, “research” is an abstract, culturally constructed concept. With many different definitions and experiences, it can be critical to build a shared foundation for understanding — especially when issues of “what counts” as knowledge, tenure and promotion, and research process are at stake.

Source: Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
Link: www.a2ru.org/projects/research-brief-what-is-research/

Welcome Fall 2018

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 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: Alex McClay (Art), Kelly Catlin (Music), and Philip Brankin (Theatre and Film Studies). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research and collaborative work across disciplines with faculty, students, and community members.