The 2013 TechArts Festival, a weekend event slated for April 11-13, seeks proposals from students and faculty interested in participating in this new celebration of the arts on campus. “The TechArts Festival is a singular event designed to celebrate the creative arts spirit on campus. It is intended to showcase annually that music, dance, theatre, literary arts and visual/digital media arts not only flourish in the midst of our technological research university, but also inspire and reflect both research and education,” says Aaron Bobick, Chair of the Georgia Tech Council of the Arts.
The Festival will feature a variety of arts experiences at both indoor and outdoor venues. The work can be independently produced by students or faculty affiliated with Georgia Tech or produced as part of an academic or research project. Projects can showcase the convergence of art and science/technology, or be solely artistic in nature.
Exhibit proposals can be submitted at http://arts.gatech.edu/content/techarts-exhibition and performance proposals at http://arts.gatech.edu/content/techarts-performance. The deadline for full consideration of submissions is February 15.
“This is a Georgia Tech arts festival, so while we expect some projects will feature the very talented musicians or visual artists who are part of the Tech community, other projects will showcase the coming together of arts and technology,” explains George Thompson, Director of the Office of the Arts and Festival producer. The Festival is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Council of the Arts and the Office of the Arts. The annual event is open to the campus and the Atlanta community.
The 2013 Festival coincides with the annual Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Events already slated for the festival include Student View, a visual art exhibition by freshmen in the Writing Communication Program, a concert by the Georgia Tech School of Music, the musical production of DramaTech’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, selected works from the Art Crawl sponsored by the Clough Undergraduate Learning Center, and Automaton, a graduate project featuring dance and robots. Please call 404-894-2787 for more information.