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Earth Day 2021 Art Challenge

Earth Day 2021 Art Challenge
Deadline: April 15
In an act of unity, partnering organizations are collectively calling on the UGA and Athens community to reflect, embody, and create artworks in alignment with the goals of Envision Athens’ 2021 Year of the Good Neighbor. Prompt: Create a work of art that celebrates and inspires good neighbors – caretakers of people and the planet – to establish a more unified, equitable, prosperous, and compassionate community. All people are eligible and all art mediums that can be experienced online are accepted. Awards offered in three categories: Appreciation, Awareness, and Action.

Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

Idea Lab, a UGA student organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary creative collaboration, is offering up grants up to $500 each to support projects and team formation. Recipients of Idea Lab mini grants will receive mentorship and feedback from Idea Lab members. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee in order of receipt, pending availability of funds.

Proposal form:

Proposal requirements:

– brief description of project goals (up to 150 words)

– team should include at least one currently enrolled UGA student

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

a2ru Ground Works Journal CFP

Announcing a call for submissions to “Vibrant Ecologies of Research,” a special edition of Ground Works, a2ru’s online journal for outstanding interdisciplinary research. The issue will be edited by Dr. Aaron Knochel from Penn State. Submit by 2/26/21! More info here:

a2ru National Conference

a2ru National Conference: Land and Equity
Begins October 15, 2020

As an a2ru partner institution, UGA will cover registration costs for a limited number of a2ru conference participants. If you are interested in attending please contact before registering.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites you to the 2020 a2ru national conference, Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, to be held online and hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, October 15-30, 2020. All sessions will be held via Zoom. The a2ru National Conference is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers from across the higher education spectrum to share innovations and perspectives in the arts.

The 2020 theme, Land & Equity, considers how our work as artistic, scientific, and humanist researchers and educators is defined by the land on which we find ourselves, and asks who has access to that land and its resources? In turn, we will examine how our art, research, and teaching impacts the places and spaces in which we live and work, and discuss ways that we can use that work to advance more equitable access.

This year’s conference features special registration pricing for this virtual experience. Attendees will also have the option to register for an unlimited session pass or for individual sessions or keynote presentations.

a2ru advances the full range of arts and design-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice from across the disciplines in order to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society. a2ru’s work, in partnership with more than 35 research institutions, envisions a world in which universities—students, faculty, and leaders—explore, embed, and integrate the arts in everyday practice and research. The a2ru National Conference is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers from across the higher education spectrum to share innovations and perspectives in the arts.

Welcome Fall 2020

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: Meg Grey (Theatre and Film Studies), Rachel Seburn (Art), and Bryan Wysocki (Music). These three exceptional graduate students will develop creative research and collaborative work across disciplines with faculty, students, and community members.

4’33” Research in the Arts Competition

The 4’33” Research in the Arts Competition video will start streaming on Friday, Nov. 20 at 4:33 pm. The video will be available to watch on demand through Dec. 18.

4’33” Research in the Arts Competition 2020

The 4’33’’ Research in the Arts Competition 2020 invites all UGA student scholars and artists to share their research and compete for cash prizes in this exciting, virtual event. The competition will highlight scholarly research about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. To participate in the contest students will submit a filmed, oral presentation on their research no longer than 4 minutes and 33 seconds in length. Technical assistance is available upon request.