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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.

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:

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.”


Image by Moon Jung Jang and David T Gay