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Arts Initiative seeks proposals for Creators on Campus

The University of Michigan Arts Initiative is accepting proposals from faculty and staff for fall 2023 and winter 2024 residency programs that will expand existing visiting artist programs, initiate larger-scale visiting artist possibilities, and enhance learning, arts research and the overall campus experience for students.

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UMMA and the U-M Arts Initiative Announce a New Partnership with Monument Lab to Explore Cultural and Social Impact of Historic Structures on the University's Campus

UMMA will partner with renowned nonprofit public art and history studio Monument Lab to examine the role of historic structures at the University of Michigan in upholding social and cultural systems and narratives. U-M alum and Monument Lab Director/Co-founder Dr. Paul Farber will also serve as the University of Michigan Arts Initiative’s first Curator-in-Residence.

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Open Call for Billboard Art Submissions for U-M Students and Alumni

A Travel Guide for Talking Hearts, a project residency with Yo-Yo Ma and three Michigan-based artists, is accepting proposals for visual artworks representing heart maps to be displayed as a billboard. We’re seeking one student or alumni design from each of the three University of Michigan campuses. If your design is selected, you will also receive a $500 stipend for the use of your art on the billboards. The deadline for submission is August 23.

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Creative Challenge: Envisioning an Anti-Racist World

Moving toward an anti-racist future requires imagining it. This year the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Arts Initiative, the Center for Socially-Engaged Design and the XR Initiative at the Center for Academic Innovation are hosting a design challenge that invites students to create projects that imagine the anti-racist future we want to build at U-M through art and technology.