UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Nov. 1-3, 2018 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. For more information about the conference and national call for presentations visit:
a2ru.org/events/2018-national-conference/

UGA faculty, departments, and offices are encouraged to incorporate the conference themes into their curriculum and programming, including partners in the creative and performing arts, engineering, technology, environment and design, ecology, sustainability, and in other departments, who have an interest in intersecting with the arts. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the arts, environment, and technology.

a2ru is a partnership of more than 40 institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.

In coordination with the a2ru conference the Willson Center’s a2ru Faculty Research Cluster is accepting proposals from UGA faculty to support research projects to be featured during the time of the conference. Projects may be creative or scholarly in form, and they may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary in scope. A limited number of grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru Cluster CFP” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be judged on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme. Please contact Isabelle Loring Wallace, iwallace@uga.edu, associate professor of contemporary art in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and associate academic director for arts and a2ru in the Willson Center, with any proposal questions. Funding for proposals selected by the committee will be available July 1, 2018 (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April).

In addition to the UGA a2ru Research Cluster call, the Willson Center invites proposals from UGA faculty, students, or offices interested in connecting special projects (programs, exhibits, community engagement, etc.) with a student focus to the November 2018 a2ru National Conference. A limited number of grants up to $500 will be awarded up to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru special projects proposal” in the subject line (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April). Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, artistic director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), with any proposal questions. Projects will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be selected based on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme.

Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu. Student volunteers will be recruited through early fall semester.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Q & A

Should I apply to the a2ru National Conference CFP, the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP, or both?

Faculty or groups of colleagues can apply to one or both. Decisions about the national conference CFP and formal conference schedule are based on a2ru’s call guidelines and decided by a2ru’s executive committee. The UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP regarding UGA projects in conjunction with the conference will be decided by a representative panel of UGA faculty in the arts and based on the quality of the proposal and alignment with the conference theme.

Proposals selected from the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Is funding available for both the UGA Research Cluster CFP and the special projects call? What is the difference?

Funding of up to $1,500 is available to UGA faculty proposals selected as part of the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP. Funding of up to $500 is available as part of the special projects call funded through the ICE Research Cluster. Special project proposals may be submitted by UGA students, faculty, or staff.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

What is the formal conference schedule?

The conference will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3. The final schedule will be posted on the a2ru website this summer.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration for the conference will be available this summer. UGA faculty and staff will be able to register at a reduced rate.

I am a student. Can I attend the conference?

UGA students who volunteer and meet a minimum number of hours worked for the conference will receive free registration to all conference events. Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, if you are interested in volunteering.

ICE Conversation: Viva Arte Viva

ICE Conversation: Viva Arte Viva
Wednesday, February 28 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

John English, UGA professor Emeritus, artist, and veteran freelance journalist will share a presentation of his coverage of one of the biggest art shows in the world: the 2017 Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva.

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2
Monday, February 19 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160

AI & Music

The second in a series of informal and technology workshops focusing on the intersection of art and and computation. Discuss new trends and learn some code. Led by Connor Trotter, computer science/art student and Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellow.

ICE Conversation: Bound to Fail: Aesthetic Possibilities of Failure

ICE Conversation: Bound to Fail: Aesthetic Possibilities of Failure
Wednesday, February 21 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Failure is an inherent part of every artistic practice, but how can it be used in a productive manner? Join Matthew Flores, MFA Candidate in Photography and ICE Graduate Research Assistant for a conversation on failure, mistakes, accidents, and defeats, and how these can turn from research problems into aesthetic solutions.

Surround (3/3)

Surround: An Immersive Experience
Saturday, March 3 from 7 – 11 PM
Exhibition March 3 – 11
ATHICA, 160 Tracy St.

www.facebook.com/events/361631394246594/

Surround is a multidisciplinary experience that strives to be a window into the minds of creatives who blur the lines between genre, venue, and medium specificity, who embrace the unknown, collaboration, and confrontation as it manifests sensually. Free and open to the public!

Performance Collaborations

The Clown, with Cooper Holmes and music by Monique Osorio featuring Clare Nunley, Emily Cho, JP Brien-Slack, Michael Jarrel, Miller May, Joshua Presley, Dan Phipps, and Pedro Alliprandini.

Concerto for Beverley with Monique Osorio, Sahada Buckley,Sydney Doemel, JP Brien-Slack, Vivian Cheng, Sean Askin, Andrew Short, Nick Martinez, and costumes by Ajmal Millar.

Dance and Music Performance: Emily Koh and Lisa Yaconelli

Improv Performance: Killick Hinds, Stephanie Pharr, and Rafael Villanueva

Musical Ensembles

Lambda Celsius, with AC Carter

Moth Sweat, with Rafael Villanueva and Ryder Seigle

Richard Gumby, with Scott Crossman and oxtthers

Beverley, featuring Monique Osorio, Sahada Buckley, Gabri Ann Dino, Sydney Doemel, and Courtney McCracken with contributions by Melody Stolpp

Cult of Riggonia, with Jeremy Raj, William Datzler, and others

Queen Alex, with Alex Suarez

Head Plethora, with Monique Osorio, John Norris, AC Carter, Sydney Doemel, Sahada Buckley, Gabri Ann Dino, and Bridget Dooley.

Poets

Chris Lott
Polina Yakovleva
Bridget Dooley
Shamala Gallagher
Paul Cunningham

Artists

AC Carter
Kira Hynes
Sara Boden
Margaret Anderson
Jeremy Kiran Fernandes
Rafael Villanueva
Logan Shirah
Jeremy Raj
William Danztler
Nicholette Milhoan
Melody Stolpp
Cal Clements

Organized by Monique Osorio
Logo design by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Surround is part of the ATHICA series Beast It! supported in part through the generous support of The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, the Athens Area Arts Council, and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

a2ru National Conference CFP

Call for Proposals: a2ru 2018 National Conference
Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by the University of Georgia

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

Deadline: Friday, April 6

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.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability. Presentations vary in length and number of participants. We accept panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals. a2ru encourages proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, and ages. The ideal panel discussion will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and represent more than one institution.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.