4’33” Arts Research Competition

Call for Participation: Spotlight on the Arts LIVE Research Competition 4’33”
Deadline for Proposals: Wednesday, October 12 at 5 PM

This competition highlights UGA student research in the arts and provides an opportunity to win prizes and to share creative inquiry with peers, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the university community. The competition is open to any graduate student, or undergraduate student working on an advanced project, who is conducting research related to the literary, visual, or performing arts or artists.

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UGA Research Live: Humanities & Arts

UGA Research Live
Friday, December 9 at 11 AM

Diversity, collaboration, and innovation: Humanities & arts research and practice at UGA

Humanities and arts research, teaching and practice extend across UGA and the communities it serves. The Willson Center is a focus and a hub for this established and emerging work, as well as a catalyst for new ideas and connections. With deep foundations in excellence, our humanities and arts activities are one of our gateways to international partnerships. This conversation will introduce some of UGA’s humanities and arts infrastructure, share recent innovations, introduce plans for the future, and invite a discussion of interdisciplinary opportunities for students, faculty and diverse publics.

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Reading Room: Vibrant Ecologies of Research

Vibrant Ecologies of Research
Ground Works Special Collection


What are the elements necessary to create a vibrant ecology of research where art and design inquiry may flourish alongside, within, and out of social and physical science research that is so deeply embedded within the fiber of research-oriented universities? In this special collection of Ground Works, the project work and commentaries explore vibrant ecologies of research, deepening our understanding of the institutional, social, and epistemological systems that effectively weave arts-based inquiry into the scholarly fabric of research.

Welcome Fall 2022

Welcome to a new semester at UGA! If you are new to Ideas for Creative Exploration, please take a few moments to explore the site and learn about some of the current and past projects and events. You may be interested in joining the ICE Announcements listserv, a newsletter with local events and opportunities in the arts.

Please also welcome our new recipients of Graduate Assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research: Lucas Eytchison (Art) and Nkululeko Zungu (Music). These exceptional graduate students will develop creative research and collaborative work across disciplines with faculty, students, and community members.

Athens Arts Summit 2022

Athens Arts Summit 2022
August 5-6
Morton Theatre
Free Registration:


Athens Clarke County Leisure Services Arts Division is pleased to announce “Arts Summit 2022” to take place at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens GA. The Arts Summit advocates, educates, and elevates local artists and creatives through career development and professional practices.

A special keynote speaker, Charmaine Minniefield, who will give a presentation Friday, August 5 at 6:30 pm, kicks off this event. Doors open at 6:00 pm. This is a free event open to the public.

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