Reading Room: Somewhere Becoming Rain: Adaptive Change is the Future of the Arts

A report reflecting on EmcArts’ experience of designing and implementing national Innovation Labs for the Arts over the last 10 years, with an essay by Steven Tepper (2013 ICE Visiting Scholar).

If the matching grant model of building nonprofits dedicated to presenting excellent professional art was the dominant policy frame for the 20th century, what will be the policy frame for the 21st century? While the arts ecology will continue to be diverse, representing many different styles of expression, modes of engagement, and forms of organization, an emerging set of practices and ideas are driving artists, funders and organizations who are keen to connect the arts more deeply with public life.

Source: EmcArts

a2ru Awards Student Challenge Grants to “Emerging Creatives”

June 21, 2017
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a2ru Awards Student Challenge Grants to “Emerging Creatives”
By Amy Tackitt

“Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” was awarded $3,500 plus travel support and will explore the inherent rights of nature and address the questions: Does nature possess inherent rights? How can a legal framework grant a natural entity personhood? What role can art play in exploring this line of inquiry? The project will integrate policy and action through artistic methods. Team members include Berea Antaki, first year MS in Textiles and Merchandising at the University of Georgia; Carla Cao, first year, MS in Music Composition at the University of Georgia; Iva Dimitrova, fourth year BS in Mass Media Arts at the University of Georgia; Nima Hamidi, PhD candidate in Music Composition at the University of Iowa; and Suzie Henderson, fourth year BS in Ecology at the University of Georgia.

Teams will work over the course of the summer and will present on their projects at a gathering of research university administrators, faculty, staff, and students this fall at the 5th Annual National a2ru Conference: Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement November 1-4, 2017, hosted by Northeastern University, with co-host a2ru partners including Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.

Welcome Fall 2017

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: Ann Catherine Carter (Art), Ciyadh Wells (Music), and Jason Woodworth-Hou (Theatre and Film Studies). 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.

FY17 Annual Report

Read the full report here (238k download):

FY17 Annual Report

Exhibition: unsolved: math+de-sign

unsolved: math+de-sign
Exhibition: April 19 – May 3
Closing reception: Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room N231

C-U-B-E gallery is pleased to feature visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign. Professors Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Mathematics) created a pilot program for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. All the outcomes were produced by design, art, and math students. Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).

Reading Room: Centre for the Less Good Idea

The South African artist William Kentridge has set up an arts foundation near his studio in Johannesburg, providing a “safe space for uncertainty, doubt, stupidity and, at times, failure”, he says. The artist has called his foundation the Centre for the Less Good Idea—a reference to the process of creation, which often sees artists derailed from exploring their initial idea and focusing on “secondary ideas that emerge during the process of making”, he says.

By Cristina Ruiz
Source: The Art Newspaper