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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Organoids team is growing

Organoids team is growing

A small team of artists and scientists are expanding their collaborative research with support from the UGA Arts Collaborative. The “Organoids” project received a mini grant to develop prototypes and arts-integrative methods to create organoids, three-dimensional cellular structures which are developed from pluripotent stem cells. Project leaders Dr. Nadja Zeltner (Center for Molecular Medicine) and Martijn van Wagtendonk (Lamar Dodd School of Art) were inspired by the complexity of organoid models that grow in three dimensions and invite novel methods of representation. Organoid structures are of interest in seeking solutions for problems including adrenal gland insufficiency, understanding human embryonic development, and how hormone regulation impacts diseases such as PTSD. Now the team includes faculty and students in art, dance, molecular medicine, engineering, animal science, and cellular biology.

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My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again

My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again
Thursday, October 26 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Atrium (first floor)

5–6 PM
Open Wrecking Event: drop by and walk around the event space to watch the choreographic process in action

6–7:30 PM
Performance and Conversation

7:30 PM

My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again is a three-volume dancework that unravels the tangled threads of white womanhood and American modern dance. Centered around Land, (In)Visibility, and Care, these dances traverse dualities of freedom/control; sincerity/satire; tenderness/violence; beauty/monstrosity.

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Arts Collaborative Mini Grants

Arts Collaborative Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

No longer accepting submissions for Fall 2023. Thank you for your proposals!

Arts Collaborative Mini Grants support new creative interdisciplinary projects. Grant recipients are provided with a project liaison and are eligible for up to $1000 in support for project expenses. Collaborative teams must include participants from multiple disciplines and include at least one student, faculty, or staff member from UGA. Proposals will be reviewed monthly by an interdisciplinary selection committee, pending the availability of funds.

Proposal form:

Proposal requirements:

  • Brief description of project goals (up to 300 words)
  • Names and project roles of collaborators

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Interdisciplinary: does the project engage methods from multiple academic departments?
  • Creative: will the team generate new creative work during the project?
  • Collaborative: does the project include collaboration among the participants?
  • Feasible: is the project in a development stage that requires additional support?

The Mini Grant Program is supported by the UGA Arts Collaborative, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts. The Arts Collaborative is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

4’33” Competition

2023 Call for Participation: Spotlight on the Arts LIVE Research Competition 4’33”
Deadline: October 19

This competition highlights UGA student research in the arts and provides an opportunity to win award funding and to share creative inquiry with peers, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the university community. The competition is open to any graduate or undergraduate student working on an advanced project related to the literary, visual, or performing arts. On Tuesday, November 14, finalists will present their research in talks exactly four minutes and thirty-three seconds in length. Awards include $433 for the grand prize winner and $150 for three runners-up.

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens Events

Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens Events
October 11 – 14

For the last decade, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens have been creating performance under the rubric of “ecosexuality” in which they playfully provoke audiences to think differently about their relationship to the Earth: instead of imagining Earth as mother, how would we treat the Earth if we thought of it as a lover? How would our behavior change? How might we, then, co-create a more sustainable future?

This series of workshops and events introduces participants to Sprinkle and Stephens’ ecosexuality performances and their creative techniques. All activities are open to students, staff, faculty, and community.

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