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

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FY19 Annual Report

2019 a2ru Student Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

May 1, 2019
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2019 Student Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

Two interdisciplinary student teams were awarded Student Challenge Grants by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) to pursue projects that were inspired by the 2019 Emerging Creatives Student Summit hosted by James Madison University on the topic of Food + Place. The summit convened interdisciplinary teams from various a2ru partner research universities to address issues around the theme.

“Food Bites Infozine” was awarded $2,000 plus travel expenses to attend and present at the 2019 a2ru National Conference, to create a series of infozines, which cover an assortment of diverse aspects of food and place. Of the project, the group states: “Through these curated collections of stories, resources and works of art, we hope to offer ways to think about and consider the role food plays in our personal, communal, and environmental experiences and relationships. We intend to use these working understandings to explore the ties we feel to the places (physical & intangible, grounded & transient) that we occupy.” The team includes Laura Ney, University of Georgia, PhD., Crop and Soil Sciences; Irasema Quezada Hammock, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BFA, Graphic Design; Sarah Whittmeyer, University of Colorado, BS, Music and Music Business; Stephanie Bonnell, University of Cincinnati, major in Communications and minor in Environmental Studies; Sydney Mathis, University of Virginia, double major in Commerce and Global Environments and Sustainability; and Emma Kornegay, VCU School of the Arts, BS Fine Arts.


Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Go Bar, Athens GA


ICE Honorary Fellow John Michael Boling presents CULTURESPORT, an original music-driven science fiction animated web series set in a world adjacent to our own. John Michael Boling (BFA 2006) is an artist known for pioneering works in Internet art and video. He received an ICE student fellowship to attend The Kitchen Summer Institute and was a featured presenter in the 2007 ICE Open House: Net Art. John Michael co-founded and served as Head of Product for Are.na, an online tool for collaborative research and served as Associate Director of Rhizome.

For more information about CULTURESPORT and their Kickstarter campaign visit:

Join CULTURESPORT as they screen their debut episode ROTTERDAM 1995. Meet the creators while they discuss the process of creating a DIY animation studio, offering exclusive insight and merchandise.

Developed in relative secrecy over the past five years, CULTURESPORT is a sprawling fictional universe — the result of intensive and ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers, brands, and CULTURESPORT’s in-house creative team.

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

Reading Room: Creative Capital On Our Radar

On Our Radar 2019 features noteworthy projects in all disciplines that advanced to the final round in the competitive selection process for the Creative Capital Award. During each award cycle, Creative Capital has the great privilege of learning about a wealth of exciting artists’ projects. By promoting projects “on our radar” to our community of people who are passionate about the arts, we can forge connections that lead to new support and collaborative opportunities.

Source: Creative Capital
Link: creative-capital.org/on-our-radar/

Idea Lab Conversation: How to start a festival

*Rescheduled for Monday, April 29 at Noon*

Idea Lab Conversation: How to start a festival
*Rescheduled for Monday, April 29 at Noon*
Lamar Dodd Building, Room S160

Ad•verse Fest producer AC Carter will discuss in detail about how they organized, curated,
and visualized Ad•verse Fest – a two day festival highlighting solo and duo performers cross genre.