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CALL: Various Upcoming Fellowships

Now Accepting Applications for Emerging Creatives Student Summit
Deadline: January 10 

The theme for the 2019 a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit is Food + Place. Food is the common language of life. Across the world, people use it to establish and maintain relationships and to celebrate important events. Food also frequently takes on a symbolic dimension in culture, representing everything from love to social status. Differing approaches to its production and consumption profoundly affect our economic systems, public health, and climate. Our connection to food is multi-faceted, inspiring a wide range of creative works. Find more information about the event and how to apply to represent your institution on the 2019 summit website.

a2ru Executive Director Position 
Deadline: January 15

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) seeks an experienced, visionary leader who can advance its growth and provide leadership in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the culture of higher education; and infuse a growing organization on the vanguard of research, teaching, and practice with an entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applicants may apply through the University of Michigan’s application system. Find full job description and apply.

Host a Town Hall Meeting with a2ru, the National Academies, and Your Organization

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is hosting a series of town hall gatherings across the country sustain a national dialogue about arts integration calibrated for each campus and its community. Find more information on the a2ru website.

Call for Nominations –
a2ru Research Committee

After a brief hiatus, a2ru is reconstituting its research committee. a2ru’s research committee helps drive a2ru intellectually, diversifies its initiatives, provides a foundation for a2ru community, and supports events and initiatives including the development of special topics of interest to a2ru partners. To learn more, express interest, or nominate someone else, please visit this link.

ARIS Fellowship Applications Now Available

Deadline: January 30

Are you interested in increasing the quality and availability of scholarship and resources about research impacts?  If so, consider applying to become a Fellow of the ARIS Center.  Awarded Fellows will 1) synthesize existing scholarly work and package evidence about research impact practices into easily applied tools that can be used by the research community to improve research impacts design and practice; or 2) conduct innovative scholarship that explores new horizons and advances knowledge about research impacts. Awarded Fellows will create products such as guidance documents, white papers, scholarly articles, decision support tools, multimedia supports, instructive videos, or other creative and scholarly outputs. Find more info and apply online.

Arts + Public Health Survey

As part of the Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America initiative, the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine is conducting a survey intended to describe the work taking place at the intersections of the arts, public health and community building in the United States. We value your input very much and would like to invite you to complete the 23-question survey, and can be accessed with this link.

Idea Exchange at CAA 2019

CAA Idea Exchanges are a series of roundtable talks on a variety of topics led by leaders in the field. The talks are less formal than a session at the conference and are meant to address topics for discussion and open dialogue. Idea Exchanges will again be offered this year at the 2019 CAA Annual Conference and the submission portal is now open. CAA is looking for Idea Exchange topic leaders and ideas for talks. All submission information can be found on our website.

Impacts Workshop Session Plan and Worksheets

a2ru’s Impacts Map depicting the impacts of arts integration in the university is a powerful tool for case-making; use this visually provocative graphic to show the landscape of arts integration impacts and to locate your own work within it. Following our successful workshop on Building a Case with the Impacts Map at our recent national conference, a2ru now offers the session plan for this workshop and a customized Build-a-Case worksheet which can be used on your own or with others to practice articulating and communicating the impacts of your work.

Call for Abstracts –
Science of Team Science 2019: Building the Knowledge Base for Effective Team Science

Deadline: January 15

This year’s summit explores the multiple layers of connections that are associated with broader impacts. Broader impacts through connectedness encompasses connections (internal and external) with and between individuals, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), social sciences, arts and humanities, research, practice, projects and programs, theories, resources, and local, state, national, and international communities. These connections seem infinite in number and dimensions. Find more details and submit a proposal.

Join the a2ru Research-to-Practice Listserve

a2ru now hosts a community listserve for sharing emerging research and insights about arts integrative practices in higher education. Join now this forum as an ongoing portal to the a2ru network, to share and find best practices, and to take your interests and discussions further.

Call for Participants – 
Visualizing the Future Symposia: A National Forum on Data Visualization in Libraries
Deadline: January 31

Visualizing the Future is an IMLS National Forum Grant to develop a literacy-based instructional and research agenda for library and information professionals with the aim to create a community of praxis focused on data visualization. Building on current work supporting data visualization in libraries, this grant aims to create a diverse community that will further advance data visualization instruction and use beyond hands-on, technology-based tutorials toward a nuanced, critical understanding of visualization as a research product and form of expression.

Applications are now being accepted for a cohort of fellows to: carry out research on the practice and teaching of data visualization, attend two in-person meetings over the next two years, and help in the development and dissemination of a framework for data visualization support in libraries and related institutions. Find details and further information online.

Artists Thrive Tool:
Changing Narrative and Raising the Value of Artists

Artists Thrive is a tool for self-assessment that aims to improving conditions for artists and creatives within traditional art settings; in integrating art and design benefits into the emerging economy; and in diverse career development.  The Artists Thrive tool is a program of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and it can serve as reference point for measuring how your organization, agency, department, community collaboration, partnership, or artist collective is advancing toward your goals over time.