Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) / Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)

Executive Director

David Z. Saltz, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Artistic Director

Mark Callahan, Senior Academic Professional, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Description

The Ideas for Creative Exploration/a2ru Faculty Research Cluster is focused on generating competitive project proposals in the arts, humanities, and social and environmental sciences. Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) 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 (a2ru). ICE administers a seed grant program that distributes funding for supplies, equipment, and travel to collaborative teams of faculty and students.

ICE is a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advancedIdeas for Creative Exploration (ICE) 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. ICE enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.

ice.uga.edu

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)

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.  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 the Vice President for Research (OVPR) 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