2017 a2ru grants for arts research announced


2017 a2ru grants for arts research announced

The University of Georgia joined a2ru, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in 2016, and awarded its first round of arts research grants to UGA faculty earlier this semester.

The faculty members receiving grants were Mark Abbe, assistant professor of classics and art history, for “RTI: A New Digital Method for Revealing Artistic Surfaces”; Peter Van Zandt Lane, assistant professor of music composition and director of the Dancz Center for New Music, for “People Movers Dance Collaboration”; and Nicolas Morrissey, assistant professor of art history, for “The Enigmatic Terracotta Sculptures of Nandadirghika: Reconsidering Pala Patronage and Buddhist Material Culture in Medieval South Asia.”

A new call for proposals will be announced soon.

A Willson Center faculty research cluster serves as UGA’s point of connection to a2ru, a consortium of almost three dozen research-intensive universities committed to advancing interdisciplinary, arts-oriented research. Along with the Willson Center, the university’s membership is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Arts Council, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Mark Abbe