The UGA Arts Collaborative is a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advanced research and critical discourse in the arts, and for creative applications of technologies, concepts, and practices found across disciplines. It is a collaborative network of faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines of the visual and performing arts in addition to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. The Arts Collaborative enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.
The UGA Arts Collaborative is supported by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Research, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Graduate School. Additional support for the Arts Collaborative has been provided by the National Science Foundation, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Dance, Theatre and Film Studies, English, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Creative Writing Program, Morehead Honors College, Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Georgia Museum of Art, and the generous volunteer and financial support of many others.
The UGA Arts Collaborative began in 1999 as a series of conversations among faculty and students throughout the university and local community to address the need for a program that would support collaboration in the arts. Seed grant funding from the Office of the Provost enabled the launch of a summit in 2001 that brought together a group of national and international artists interested in issues of collaboration and new forms of art, often involving multiple disciplines. Known then as Ideas for Creative Exploration, the group developed original projects and events, hosted visiting artists and scholars, held workshops, published websites, and established a campus office.
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