The Georgia Tech Office of the Arts and the Georgia Tech Arts Council, with support from the Strategic Plan Advisory Group, want to help faculty, staff, and students discover and share the fascinating connections between art and academics at Georgia Tech. Deadline extended to Thursday, October 26!
Creative Curricular Initiatives offers funding for two new opportunities. The Arts Curricular Innovations program is open to faculty, staff, and teaching assistants who want to explore the connections between a specific academic course and the arts. The Arts Council Fellows program is open to faculty, staff, and students who want to explore the connections between an academic discipline and the arts. Fellows will serve a two-year term on the Georgia Tech Arts Council.
Creative Curricular Initiatives is based on the belief that nurturing students' artistic sensibilities and exposing students to artistic process is essential to developing creativity and innovation:
- Arts Curricular Innovations (ACI) will encourage and support the integration of content into courses that connect the arts and artistic processes to existing course learning objectives and broader strategic objectives for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Each semester, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can apply for support ranging from visiting speakers and field trips to teaching collaborations with visiting artists and the redesign of a course component. Mini-grants up to $800 and integration grants up to $6000 will be awarded. The Georgia Tech Arts Council and Office of the Arts provide mentoring and support for awardees in designing, evaluating, and sustaining each innovation, as well as in promoting the courses to Georgia Tech students. Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/94iyI51mpRr56zcC3
- Arts Council Fellows (ACF) will encourage faculty, staff, and students to envision projects that combine arts and academics in ways that impact broader campus culture. Applicants propose a project that will impact their own unit or community or reach across several. For example, projects could include a visiting speaker series on mathematics and music, a thematic art exhibition on biologically inspired design, or a panel discussion on arts-infused teaching practices. Awardees also serve two-year terms as Arts Council Fellows on the Georgia Tech Arts Council so that they can connect, mentor, and collaborate with other fellows as well as the Office of the Arts. Grants up to $6,000 will be awarded. Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/qJEPJJ0V1p1TTV573
The deadline for applications is extended to Thursday, October 26, 2017. The Office of the Arts and the Arts Council will support all Creative Curricular Initiative work with planning, marketing, mentorship, artist matching, and implementation.
For information on ACI and ACF please contact Es Famojure in the Office of the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org.