Ideas for Creative Exploration / Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

Description

The Ideas for Creative Exploration/Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Faculty Research Cluster is focused on generating competitive project proposals in the arts, humanities, and social and environmental sciences. Ideas for Creative Exploration supports programs that contribute to the culture of interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration at UGA including seminars, workshops, and events related to research in the arts, entrepreneurship, and the goals of UGA membership with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of more than 40 institutions committed to transforminga2ru research universities in order to ensure the greatest possible institutional support for interdisciplinary research, curricula, programs and creative practice between the arts, sciences and other disciplines. It is committed to supporting the growing body of high-quality scholarly and creative production most attainable when disciplines are free to experiment within and across their boundaries. UGA’s membership in a2ru is made possible by the UGA Arts Council, the Office of the Provost, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and the Office of Research through the Willson Center.

a2ru’s research has a hub on the web, which provides details on organization, next-generation collaborative infrastructure, and a dynamic home for work produced.

Affiliates

  • Office of the Provost
  • Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
  • Office of Academic Programs
  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Georgia Press
  • The Georgia Review
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Special Collections Libraries
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Department of Theatre and Film Studies
  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of English

Ideas for Creative Exploration 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. Ideas for Creative Exploration enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.

 

David Saltz
Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration
Professor and Department Head, Theatre and Film Studies

Mark Callahan
Artistic Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration
Senior Academic Professional

Bala Sarasvati
Professor, Dance
Jane Willson Professor in the Arts

Anna Abraham
Director, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development
E. Paul Torrance Professor, Mary Frances Early College of Education

Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor
Professor, Mary Frances Early College of Education

Chris Cuomo
Professor, Philosophy and Women’s Studies

Lauren H. Fancher
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)

Connie Frigo
Associate Professor of Saxophone, Music

David T Gay
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Director, Euclid Lab

Moon Jung Jang
Associate Professor, Art

Peter Van Zandt Lane
Associate Professor of Composition, Music
Director of the Dancz Center for New Music

T. Anthony Marotta
Associate Professor, Theatre and Film Studies

Meredith Welch-Devine
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, UGA Graduate School

Andrew Zawacki
Professor, English

 

Graduate Research Assistants

Meredith Emery
MFA Student, Art

Rachel Seburn
MFA Student, Art

Elizabeth Boyce
DMA Student, Music

Bryan Wysocki
DMA Student, Music

Meg Grey
MFA Student, Theatre and Film Studies

Erica Parson
MFA Student, Theatre and Film Studies

 

 

Affiliates

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Department of Theatre and Film Studies
  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of English
  • College of Engineering
  • The Graduate School
  • Honors Program / CURO
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR)
  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)