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the Creative Mind is coming

Thanks to Federico, Wael, and Kyuha for the video.

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Granoff Center: Start planning for next year!

The Creative Arts Council is currently planning for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 at the Granoff Center.

The Creative Arts Council is currently planning for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 at the Granoff Center. Beginning on February 1, we are accepting grant applications for Course Development and Fitt Artist Residencies, as well as proposals for courses and Cohen Gallery exhibitions for the Granoff Center for Fall 2012/Spring 2013. Additional information can be found below:

Grant Opportunities:
Course Development:  The CAC awards a maximum of $3,000 towards the development of new, interdisciplinary or intermedial courses. The Council favors proposals that promote collaborations among artists, scientists, and humanists, and that cross the boundaries of individual arts disciplines. Funds may be used for course materials, student assistance, travel, or research. Applications, available at UFUNDS, are accepted on a rolling basis through May 1.

Fitt Artsist in Residence:  The CAC awards a maximum of $10,000 to Brown faculty in support of artist residencies of one week or longer. Proposals should support an artist distinguished in his/her field, willing to spend a large portion of the residency interacting with students, through workshops, master classes, etc. Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest to the Creative Arts Council Grant Review committee, c/o Chira_Delsesto@brown.edu, before February 14. Formal applications will be available on February 15 at UFUNDS.  

Granoff Center Applications:
Course Proposals: Faculty interested in proposing a course to be taught in the Granoff Center during the 2012-2013 academic year should be in touch with Chira DelSesto to request an application. Course proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 15.

Cohen Gallery:  Faculty or students interested in proposing an exhibit for the Granoff Center’s Cohen Gallery during the 2012-2013 academic year should be in touch with Chira DelSesto to request an application.  Exhibition proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 15.

Space Requests:  The CAC will not confirm any space requests for the Granoff Center for dates during the 2012-2013 academic year until the course schedule is set.  The event committee will meet after May 1 to review space proposals.  Faculty, students, or staff interested in submitting a proposal for space for the 2012-2013 academic year may request an application here.

Student CAC Event - TRIANGLES

Student Creative Arts Council is having its second TRIANGLE this Sunday, January 29th at 7pm at 161 Benefit St, Apt #2. 

The evening will consist of:
Raillan Brooks (Urban Studies and Sociology, '13), The Post-Algorithmic City
Eleanor Skimin (Performance Studies, Phd candidate), Home
Rebecca Henriksen (Performance Studies, Phd candidate), (Wittgenstein) My Everyday Body, Everyday Bathtub

TRIANGLES is a monthly lecture series showcasing the work of three individuals form different disciplines (students, faculty or alumni). Presenters do not focus on a predetermined theme for their talks, but instead, set the ground for an open discussion with the aim of spawning the discovery of commonalities and contentions among the subjects. We welcome a diverse audience excited to learn from other fields and add to discussion. 


Generative Construction Toy

When you were a kid, and you played with your LEGOS, did you ever wish you could design your own pieces?

This is what students in Professor Ian Gonsher's ENGN120 Strategies in Creative Process: Design Topics class did this semester as they allowed the forms to evolve through an iterative process of design and play, asking themselves, "what if our toys could generate value?" 

There are different strategies for playing with construction toys. Sometimes these toys come with instructions, or a picture on the front of the box clearly defining the goal. But more often than not, the pieces are dumped on the floor and the form emerges as a response to an evolving process of play.

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Creativity and Innovation

The website, FairObserver.com, a site whose mission is to provide a platform for voices from different disciplines, various philosophies and many parts of the world, features an artice on the creativity and innovation workshop led by Professors Richard Fishman and Ian Gonsher as part of the IE / Brown MBA program.

Architectural Record

Nearly a year after opening, articles about the Granoff Center are still popping up, this time in this month's Architectural Record.

Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Brown

Thanks in part to a grant from the Creative Arts Council, as well as cross-disicplinary collaboration between the Departments of Literary Arts, Theater Arts and Performance Studies, Music, and Visual Art members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company are in residence this fall.  

Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Daniel Squire visited campus for two weeks this fall to stage a "MinEvent" and lead classes in technique and dance history on campus. 

The MiniEvent is part of the Family Weekend Dance Concert, taking place at Asahmu Dance Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang lecture

On September 16th, artist Cai Guo-Qiang delieverd a lecture in conjunction with Move Along, Nothing to See Here, his exhibition in the Cohen Gallery.  If you missed the talk, you can catch it below.  If you missed the exhibit, come check it out, through October 28th.  Gallery hours, W-F 11am - 4pm, Saturday 1-4pm.

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Applications!

It's that time again! The Creative Arts Council is now accepting applications for the following:

Departmental Grants (Deadline - October 6) Providing funding of up to $5,000 to Brown faculty in support of projects including, but not limited to: visiting artists, performances, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions. Proposed events must take place in Fall 2011 or later.

Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grants (Deadline - November 2) Providing funding of up to $10,000 to Brown faculty to bring artists to campus for a residency of one week or longer. Proposed residencies must take place in Spring 2012 or later.

Course Development Awards (Deadline - rolling) Providing funding of up to $3,000 for the development of new interdisciplinary or intermedial courses. Funds may be used for course materials, student assistance, travel, or research.

Spring 2102 Course Proposals (Deadline - rolling). Now accepting proposals for courses to be taught in the Granoff Center during the Spring 2012 semester.  Priority is given to co-taught courses.

Spring 2012 Cohen Gallery Proposals (Deadline - October 7). Now accepting proposals for exhibits for the Cohen Gallery during the Spring 2012 semester.

 

Request an application.

First Day

Classes for the Fall '11 semester begin this morning.  This semester the Granoff Center is offering 14 new courses.

Check back frequently for information about speical events, gallery opening, and other programming.