Emerging Creatives at the University of Michigan: Migration

About Emerging Creatives

Application Deadline Extended to September 3!

Migration, simply put, is movement across: people across borders, ions across conductors, animals across habitats, content across platforms, ideas across populations, and more. What catalyzes migration, and what are the consequences? What does it feel like to move across? What gets left behind? 

a2ru is offering its Emerging Creatives Student Summit just for the University of Michigan, bringing together students from across all three campuses and the full range of academic disciplines at the University to explore the many questions surrounding the theme of “Migration.” Emerging Creatives is a three-day collaborative experience in which students form small cross-disciplinary teams to explore a specific area of the Summit’s theme. Over the course of the event, teams make something that represents their exploration: a syllabus, cookbook, podcast, app, opera, pair of shoes, urban blueprint, pop-up store, musical score, website…the list of possible outcomes is endless.

At Emerging Creatives, students not only envision and create their project; they also take field trips, meet extraordinary interdisciplinary thinkers, practice presenting their work, and exchange ideas about their project with peers and experts. With its intentionally broad mix of disciplines as well as both undergraduate and graduate students, the event’s built-in intellectual diversity provides generative encounters with different perspectives. Students also build collaboration skills in micro-workshops with a2ru staff. 

Emerging Creatives will take place October 4-6 in the Duderstadt Center on Ann Arbor’s North Campus.


Emerging Creatives is open to to both graduate and undergraduate students from the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses at the University of Michigan. Undergraduate students must be in their junior year or above in the Fall 2024 semester. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Interested students should complete the application linked below. They will be asked to provide the name and contact information of a faculty member who knows their academic work well and can support their application.

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 3 at 5pm Eastern. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 9.

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