Emerging Creatives Student Summit

a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit
March 14-17, 2024


As a member institution of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), UGA may nominate up to four student representatives. Please contact mark.callahan@uga.edu for more information about how to participate.

The 2024 Emerging Creatives Student Summit, “PLAY: The Impact of Play on How We Create and Relate to the World.” will be hosted at Rochester Institute of Technology on March 14-17. How are we–our mindsets, our approaches, our whole selves–different when we are at play? What do the structures and assumptions of board games, or team sports, or role-playing games imply about who we are, how we think, and how we relate to others? What about the world of unstructured play–of just “messing around”?

This year’s Emerging Creatives Student Summit on the theme of “Play” will bring together students from across the a2ru network to explore how these questions and more inform our interdisciplinary and collaborative work. The Rochester Institute of Technology will host Emerging Creatives at its Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), a brand-new space that provides flexible spaces for technology, art, and design under one roof.

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Treehouse Zine Issue 4 Party

Treehouse Zine Issue Four Release Party
Sunday, December 3 from 6 to 9 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Atrium

Join Treehouse Zine for their issue 4 release party with vendors, zine-making station, memory box crafting, music by Viv Awesome, Subject To Change, and Insect Politics, a live-coded audiovisual performance, and interactive performance art.

Supported in part by the UGA Arts Collaborative.

Treehouse Zine Fall Fest

Treehouse Squared Fall Fest
Sunday, November 12 from noon – 3 PM
Treehouse Kid and Craft, 585 Barber St.


Join Treehouse Zine and Treehouse Kid and Craft for fall activities including candle making, zine making, an ice cream special, and more. Open to all ages and free to participate in!

Treehouse Zine is supported in part by the UGA Arts Collaborative.

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies // Sea Sound Seen: Peter Van Zandt Lane, Dana Montlack, and Felicia Zamora
Thursday, November 9 at 6 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.


Peter Van Zandt Lane will give a presentation on his current composition project, Thresholds, a work for orchestra and electronics that incorporates data sonification from the Georgia Coastal Ecologies Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and is supported by a grant from the Georgia Sea Grant Artists Program. Dana Montlack will talk about her photographic project, which hybridizes subject-matter to express the dynamics of life unobserved and unrecognized. Felicia Zamora visits to give a reading of her poetry, which meditates on the interstices of nature and culture.

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies: Graduate Student Symposium
Sunday, November 12 from 2-6 PM
The Athenaeum, 287 W Broad St.


Join six graduate students from the UGA Creative Writing Program and Lamar Dodd School of Art as they share their creative work at this interdisciplinary symposium. A Q&A session will follow the panel presentations. Light refreshment will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by The Georgia Review, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

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Conversation: Arts Funding Trends

Arts Collaborative Conversation: Arts Funding Trends
Monday, November 6 at 11 AM
Main Art Building Room S360

What kinds of arts projects are getting funded?

Graduate assistants in interdisciplinary arts research present a report about trends in arts funding and share examples of recent grants awarded by Creative Capital, MAP Fund, South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For a full schedule, visit https://arts.uga.edu/spotlight-on-the-arts/

Conversation: Sustaining Creative Teams

Arts Collaborative Conversation: Sustaining Creative Teams
Monday, October 23 at 11:30 AM
Main Art Building room S360

How do collaborative teams stay together or fall apart?

Join graduate assistants in interdisciplinary arts research for a conversation about how creative partners meet, work together, and keep going. All are welcome to share questions and knowledge about the challenges and benefits of collaboration.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

Conversation notes:


Making and Being
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard

Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
adrienne maree brown

Toolkit for Cooperative, Collective, & Collaborative Cultural Work

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