- Friday, Dec. 18: All buildings will close after exams at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20: All buildings closed.*
- Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 - Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016: Academic buildings will be open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed on weekends.*
- Buildings will resume normal hours of operations on Monday, Jan. 18 at 8 a.m. even though it is a College holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).
Campus shuttle services will end for the winter academic break on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 a.m. Limited shuttle services will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 13 with the Evening Safety Shuttle running from 5 p.m.–midnight. Regular shuttle services will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Reminder: MLK Winter Intensive Session 2016
MLK Winter Intensive Session will be occur Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 18. Please welcome MFAST and MAAE low-residency students while they are on campus. Lazarus Center will be open for extended hours during this residency period. Please be aware that many spaces in Lazarus Center will be in use by these programs. More details can be found at micagradcommunity.org.
Thinking Ahead: Spring 2016 Fellowships
Winter Break is a great time to begin thinking about grants, fellowships and residencies including MICA's Graduate Competitive Fellowships offered through the Office of Graduate Studies. Below are some of the fellowship applications that will go live next Spring. Sample proposals and individual application requirements can be found on the MICA Grad Community website!
- Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship: Where would you like to travel post-graduation? Since its inception, the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship has allowed over 30 of MICA’s most talented graduate students to begin their careers with an immersive and transformative travel experience ($6000 total funding) that informs their art making for years to come. Proposals must demonstrate how funds will be used for the foremost possibility of travel outside the applicant's country of origin.
- Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship: The mission of the Toby Fund is to support exceptional programs and people with ideas and abilities to foster creativity and encourage new approaches to arts, education, environment, civic, health, and social services. This fellowship, with a cash award of $10,000, is awarded to a graduating MFA that shows exceptional promise in painting, sculpture, film, video, mixed media or performance art.
- LAB Awards (3 Awards in 2016): The Launch Award is granted to support graduate students completing their MA or MFA degrees at MICA to engage in projects and initiatives in Baltimore. The aim of these awards is to provide a launching platform for graduating students to enter and meaningfully contribute to the cultural life of Baltimore. LAB Awards ($10,000) are funded in acknowledgement of the continuing relevance of these immense contributions and as a means to engender many more of our graduate alumni to remain in and continue their practice in the city.
- MFA Fellowship Studio @ the Bromo Seltzer Tower: Planning to stay in Baltimore post-graduation? The Brown Studio, located in The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, an icon of the Baltimore skyline, is awarded free of charge for one year to a graduating MFA student.
Donations accepted through Friday, 12.18.15
The Rinehart School of Sculpture is hosting its 2nd winter food drive! Please look for the collection boxes around the Lazarus Center to donate non-perishable food items! All donated food will be brought to the Maryland Food Bank. Please make your donations before Dec. 18th. Thank you for your participation and generosity at the end of this semester!
Schedule Posted & Registration Opens: Monday, 1.4.16
Event Date: Saturday, 1.23.16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange provides opportunities for members of the Station North community to teach and enroll in free workshops. The day of free teaching and learning builds upon the Baltimore Free School, a project of Red Emma’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Members and residents of the communities of North Avenue, local cultural organizations in Station North, and MICA students, faculty, staff and alumni of all ages are invited to come together to explore free workshops. The event will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, and is free and open to the public. Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016. Seats available on first come, first serve basis!
GRADUATE ELECTIVES - DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!
Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
With funding from a 5-year NIH (National Institutes of Health) grant, the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health will design and implement a community health worker (CHW) model for providing hearing healthcare services to low-income and primarily minority older adults through community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Over the past two years, the Center has developed the framework for the HEARS (Hearing Equality through Accessible Research and Solutions) intervention that will be refined and tested in this proposal. The HEARS intervention is a two-hour intervention that has been designed to be delivered by a CHW in the community and consists of hearing screening, rehabilitative counseling for the participant and his/her communication partner, and immediate provision and training in the use of an amplification device.
In partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, MICA will work to finalize the protocol and content of the HEARS intervention in collaboration with a community advisory committee and scientific committee using social design methodologies. For more information on the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health: http://coah.jhu.edu/
Practice-Based Studio: Youth Smoking Prevention
SD350.01 Becky Slogeris firstname.lastname@example.org
Fridays, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, enrollment by permission of instructor only
Last year more than 1 in 3 stores in Baltimore sold tobacco to youth under 18. Not only are stores breaking the law when they sell to kids, but we know that 90% of smokers start before the age of 18 and most eventually die from tobacco-related diseases.
In partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, MICA will work to analyze data, understand youth smoking behavior, identify target audiences for design solutions and identify optimal interventions to prevent youth tobacco use.
Graduate Survey of Contemporary Art, Design and Theory
AH 5582.01 Jennifer Hirsh email@example.com 3 credits
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM with discussion section following
This graduate-level survey provides an overview of fundamental themes in art, design, and critical theory from the postwar period to the present. It aims to introduce students to artistic and design movements across the globe as well as critical readings drawn from a range of disciplines. As such, the course generates a rich set of methodological strategies and interpretive practices that equip students with the historical and theoretical tools necessary to advance in subsequent elective courses in art and design history and theory.
This professional practice series provides hands-on professional development preparation for artists, designers and creative professionals. Each module offers an in-depth exploration of a core professional topic and provides opportunities for applied work in the topic. Students who complete two or more modules are eligible to apply for Meyerhoff Continuum funding to advance projects inspired and developed within the series coursework.
Making Money From Your Work
PD 5570.01 Kenya Robinson, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 1/19 - 2/20/16
Next Generation Professional Web Presence
PD 5570.02 Marsha Hammond, 1 Credit
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 1/19 - 2/20/16
Public Presentations and Mock Interviews
PD 5570.03, Christopher Stackhouse, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 2/21 - 4/2/16
Creating Your Own Opportunities
PD 5570.04 Kirk Snow, 1 Credit
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 2/21 - 4/2/16
PD 5570.05 Georgia Creson, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 4/3 - 5/6/16
Independent modules of this social justice series are designed to provide students with critical and analytical tools that will support productive engagement with contemporary thinking related to topics such as: urban development, economic justice, inequality, housing, and structural racism. Modules will rely on discussion and creative response to case studies and current events, especially as they relate to art practice, Baltimore, and the region.
Right to the City
CRT 5545.01 John Duda and Kate Khatib, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:45, 1/20 - 2/17/16
Culture and Community
CRT 5545.02 Instructor TBA, 1 Credit
Fridays, 1:00 - 3:45, 2/26 - 4/1/16
Theories of Empowerment
CRT 5545.03 Myra Margolin, 1 Credit
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:45, 4/6 - 5/4/15
To learn more about We+ and You+ courses, please contact Marcus Civin, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Friday, 1.15.16 & Saturday, 1.16.15
Where: Day 1 - Leake Hall, Day 2 - Bunting Center
Have a business idea? Sign up for Business Matters 2016! An energetic TWO day full on entrepreneurship conference and start-up bootcamp designed especially with the creative in mind. Business Matters is for MICA students and alumni.
Understand business basics and the start-up process, connect with other creative entrepreneurs and learn from the experts how to go from ideation to viable business. Whether you just want to do some free-lance, structure your side hustle so it works or launch a full-on business, here you'll learn what you need to do it right and we'll even help you get started!
SIGN UP NOW! Space is limited! Click here for more info.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Philosophy of Teaching Debates; MAT Graduate Students
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
Part of the MAT Workshops/Lecture Series
InVisible Culture, the peer-reviewed, student run journal from the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester is requesting a call for paper. The theme of Issue 26 is Border Crossings -- seeking both scholarly articles and creative works that address this complex issue. Please forward the link below to anyone who may interested in contributing. The deadline for contributions is March 15, 2016. See full press release here for more information.
Skowhegan Matching Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: 1.21.16, at 11:59 PM EST
As in year’s past, we are excited to announce that MICA will again participate in Skowhegan's Matching Fellowship program and will award full scholarships for up to two (2) successful applicants. Interested students should apply directly to Skowhegan.
Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth. More information on the website!
BMA Opportunity Request
The Baltimore Museum of Art is pleased to offer a $30,000 funding opportunity for artists & non-profit collaborations. The BMA will contract with one artist or artist team, in partnership with an area non-profit, to produce a year-long project on the theme of ‘home’ in the Museum’s new Joseph Education Center. The artist will activate the Museum’s Commons with artwork (and, if relevant, project documentation) and with a series of free public programs implemented during the run of the installation, October 2016 – August 2017. The selected artist/non-profit team will begin work in April 2016, six months prior to the opening.
More info can be found here!
Artscape Applications Now Open!
Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, invites artists and vendors to apply for its 35th year! Visual and performing artists are encouraged to submit proposals with the theme of “Space: Explore What’s Out There” for Artscape 2016. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is accepting applications for Anchor Projects, the Artists’ Market (including the Artists’ Market Emerging Artist Program), Artist-Run Art Fair, Organizations, Food Vendors, the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, Gamescape, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Space Ships and other Space Vehicles, LOL @ Artscape, and Performing Arts (opera, theater, dance, classical music, etc.) Applications are available at www.artscape.org/applications. The deadlines for submission and application fees vary. Artscape takes place July 15 through July 17, 2016 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
11th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
Deadline: Monday, 1.15.16
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the 11th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious competition which awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 4, 2016. Application available here.