a2ru 2018 National Conference CFP

Call for Proposals: a2ru 2018 National Conference
Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by the University of Georgia


Deadline: Friday, April 6

The 2018 theme, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability,” is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability. Presentations vary in length and number of participants. We accept panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals. a2ru encourages proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, and ages. The ideal panel discussion will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and represent more than one institution.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.