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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.
live.ugatheatre.com/shows/

4’33” Research in the Arts Competition 2020
arts.uga.edu/4minutes33seconds/#433

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.

FY20 Annual Report

Read the full report here:

FY20 Annual Report

UGA Creative Teaching Award

Moon Jung Jang and David T Gay win UGA Creative Teaching Award

Congratulations to Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Math), recipients of a UGA Creative Teaching Award for their innovative work in design and mathematics! For more about the awards visit: ovpi.uga.edu/for-faculty/creative-teaching-awards/

Jang and Gay began their collaboration with the support of Ideas for Creative Exploration, producing a workshop called “Unsolved: Math+Design” and a Math Outreach Design Lab and exhibition. Jang shared that the workshop and course are “two of the happiest and the most rewarding moments in my teaching career.” Gay reflected on “the essential role played by Ideas for Creative Exploration” in “bringing people together to find unexpected and amazing connections.”

Links:

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/unsolved-math-design-workshop-48/

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/exhibition-unsolved-mathdesign/

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/exhibition-unsolved-mathdesign/

www.math.uga.edu/news/stories/2020/math-department-faculty-member-wins-creative-teaching-award

Image by Moon Jung Jang and David T Gay

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge
sustainability.uga.edu/earthday-art-challenge-exhibit/

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge
Deadline: midnight on Sunday April 19
sustainability.uga.edu/earth-day-art/

April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

UGA Office of Sustainability invites you to share through art how you are connecting with and appreciating the earth, people, or other living creatures during this time of uncertainty, and how this can inspire an even better future.

Any form of expression is accepted; music, dance, poetry, essay, video, other forms of visual art, etc. in three categories:

Appreciation: convey a sense of personal connection with and appreciation for the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Awareness: illuminate a current issue affecting the health and wellbeing of the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Action: conduct or inspire meaningful action to protect the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Any member of the UGA or Athens area community is eligible to submit up to three art works. Entries must be able to be experienced online and in social media. Publication and prizes awarded to selected works from each category, including memberships to Bulldog Bike Share, Collective Harvest, and Awesome Possum Curbside Compost!

Works must be completed while following appropriate social and physical distancing in adherence to advice and requirements of both the University System of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control.

Co-sponsors: Athens Area Arts Council, Flagpole Magazine, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, Georgia Museum of Art, Ideas for Creative Exploration, Odum School of Ecology, Sustainability Certificate Program, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Shelter Projects

Athens, GA Shelter Projects: Micro-Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

willson.uga.edu/willson-center-announces-shelter-projects-micro-fellowships-in-the-arts-and-humanities/

The Willson Center invites proposals for Shelter Projects, a micro-fellowship program to support graduate students and community-based artists and practitioners in the creation of shareable reflections on their experience of the current pandemic through the arts and humanities.

The Shelter Projects program is a partnership of the Graduate School, the UGA Arts Council, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Flagpole magazine, and the Willson Center through the Office of Research. Applications will be open on a rolling basis, with $500 micro-fellowships offered as funding allows.

The projects must be carried out individually, in self-isolation and adhering to the advice and requirements of both the University System of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control.