Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

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


ICE 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. ICE enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.


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