Creativity and Collaboration

Creativity and Collaboration
Fall 2024 GradFIRST Seminar

https://grad.uga.edu/gradfirst/seminars/

Open to first-year graduate students

Creativity and collaboration are fundamental to addressing today’s socio-environmental challenges. This seminar will include arts-based, STEM-friendly activities developed by UGA researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences designed to help students to think creatively, to collaborate across disciplines, and to work with people with different perspectives, knowledge, and values. It will be an engaging and fun way to enhance the creativity that you bring to your own graduate work and your capacity to effectively participate in collaborative teams.

Facilitator: Mark Callahan (UGA Arts Collaborative)

Wednesdays
3-3:50 PM
CRN:60768

Conversation: Summit Reports

Arts Collaborative Conversation: Summit Reports
Friday, April 19 at noon
Lamar Dodd room S360

Learn more about the a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit and South Arts/Creative Placemaking Communities South and Appalachian Creative Placemaking Summit from UGA students who attended them. Sophie James, Emily Dustman, Jana Ghezawi, and Saurabh Anand will share their experiences in an informal conversation open to all.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

National Science Foundation grant for arts and STEM graduate education

An interdisciplinary team of faculty are developing arts-based workshops with the support of an Innovations in Graduate Education award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant provides $499,835 of research funding to the University of Georgia and represents a partnership of campus programs including the UGA Arts Collaborative and the Center for Integrative Conservation Research.

Based on student feedback and the success of pilot programs supported by the Graduate School and the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, a team of researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences worked together to design activities to train students to think creatively, to collaborate across disciplines, and to work with people with different perspectives, knowledge, and values. The NSF award allows the team to study the effectiveness of the workshops and to generate the knowledge required to move these approaches into the broader community.

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Organoids multidisciplinary seed grant

Congratulations to the Organoid project team, recipients of an inaugural Franklin College Multidisciplinary Seed Grant. The projected was awarded one of five Rapid Interdisciplinary Proposal grants, responding to the need for new paradigms that shape future research, life-long learning, public discourse, service, and dynamic entrepreneurship.

The Organoids project is supported in part by the UGA Arts Collaborative to develop prototypes and arts-integrative methods to create organoids, three-dimensional cellular structures which are developed from pluripotent stem cells.

For more information visit:
https://franklin.uga.edu/news/stories/2024/franklin-college-multidisciplinary-seed-projects-program-funds-six-research

Rescue: Waste and Redemption

Rescue: Waste and Redemption
April 6 to June 15
Lyndon House Arts Center

https://www.accgov.com/10873/Rescue-Waste-and-Redemption

Artist Reception and Curator Talk, Tuesday, April 9 at 6 PM

Rescue Fashion Event: Thursday, May 23 at 6 PM

Rescue: Waste and Redemption exhibition is guest curated by Lizzie Zucker Saltz. This group exhibit was a call for submissions in which Saltz selected 22 artists from 90 submissions. Artists included consider the transformation of industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects thus creating artworks that save materials from the landfill or rescue raw materials from the fate of becoming environmental pollutants.

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The Mask You Wear

“The Mask You Wear” Performance and Conversation
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

“The Mask You Wear” is a musical composition collaboratively created by composer Julien Berger and composer and lyricist Cassie Chantel. Supported by the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic, this work blends classical saxophone quartet music with multi-genre vocalist and recording artist Chantel’s riveting lyrics. This event will include a live performance of the piece, featuring saxophone quartet Mixed Media with Chantel, and a discussion with the composers and moderator Nkululeko Zungu.

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Conversation: (art)WORK

Washing/Tracks/Maintenance: Outside by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, 1973, via Brooklyn Museum

Arts Collaborative Conversation: (art)WORK
Friday, April 5 at noon
Lamar Dodd room S360

Join graduate assistants in interdisciplinary arts research for a conversation about art and labor. Pay and professional standards vary widely in creative spaces. Emerging artists often face challenges in obtaining fair compensation and equitable treatment in entry level positions. All are welcome to share their experiences and strategize together about the challenges of working in the arts.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

Image: Washing/Tracks/Maintenance: Outside by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, 1973, via Brooklyn Museum

Webinar: Towards Better Tools

Towards Better Tools: Shaping the Future of AI for the Arts and Design in Higher Education
Friday, April 5 at noon

https://a2ru.org/event/towards-better-tools-shaping-the-future-of-ai-for-the-arts-and-design-in-higher-education/

As an a2ru member institution, UGA students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free registration.

a2ru, The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) invite their shared communities to participate in a panel discussion envisioning more productive, equitable, and artful futures for the use of AI in arts and design higher education. In the midst of rapid technological development and the anxiety that attends these changes, how can academic and artistic leaders work collectively to proactively shape the continued development of these tools and their deployment in research, teaching and practice?

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