The success of the 2015 a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, inspired the a2ru Emerging Creatives 2015 Challenge Grant. Applications are being accepted through March 1, 2015.
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites interdisciplinary team projects that address a social, community, societal or real-world problem. Awards will be based on the merit of the project, use of transdisciplinary tools in addressing a social issue, and the likelihood of the project achieving it’s stated goals. a2ru has up to $5000 in funds to allocate to these projects via a2ru Emerging Creatives 2015 Challenge Grant.. The grant is exclusive to all students from a2ru partner universities.
Over 100 students from a variety of disciplines participated in the 2015 a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit hosted at VCU. Emerging Creatives events are one-of-a-kind as they provide a framework for students engaged in arts-integrated interdisciplinary work so they may collaborate creatively and without constraints. Emerging Creatives events have a reputation for generating meaningful experiences and are a place where unique and powerful experiences are not only possible; they’re probable and student-driven.
This year’s group of Emerging Creatives addressed Creative Collaborations for Cities in Flux. It is estimated that 81% of the world population will live in cities by 2030. This will present a variety of problems that need to be solved. Details on student projects from the 2015 a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit are forthcoming. You can download the conference program here.
The image that accompanies this post was taken by University of Michigan student Charles Gushue and is part of the #a2ruPulse Twitter feed.