MICA's New President
Please visit www.mica.edu/forwardmomentum to see video remarks from Sammy, in addition to other information about his background and the board's selection process. Again, thank you for being part of the MICA family as we embark on this fantastic new chapter in our history.
Graduate Research Development Grants-Proposals Due 2/17
Graduate Research Development Grants are designed to further research and creative projects. Grant recipients can win up to $500. Funding for these grants are made possible through the Office of Research as well as the proceeds collected through our annual MICA Masters Art Sale, a sale of graduate student artwork in the spring.
All MFA, MA and Post-Bac students are eligible to apply!
Possible funding categories include:
- Travel to research collections, archives, performances, exhibitions, conferences or residency programs in the United States or abroad (Preference to applicants with invitations from a sponsoring organization or institution to present or participate in residencies, conferences or exhibitions)
- Travel and participation in specialized training, workshops and seminars to enhance skills and qualifications
- Purchase of supplies, services, small items of equipment to complete the research or creative project
CLICK HERE to download the complete grant guidelines and proposal requirements for your review. If you have any questions, contact Cristina in the Grad Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Pop-Up Events: Funding for Graduate Student Initiatives
- Proposals need to be student-led and initiated
- Proposals need to include students from more than one MICA graduate program
- Proposed activities or events need to involve at least 10 graduate student participants
- Collaborative proposals encouraged
Timeline for proposals
Proposals must be submitted 3 weeks before the intended activity.
Proposals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To assist in the evaluation process please be as accurate in your budget request as possible. Consider indicating an estimated range of funds (minimum to ideal) that would make the implementation of your event feasible.
- food for a opening reception
- film night or festival
- performance events evening
- interdepartmental critiques, conversations and studio visits
- invited lecturers or seminar discussions
To submit a proposal, please click this link: Graduate Pop-ups! Please direct questions to Graduate Program Coordinator Morgan Kempthorn at email@example.com.
Updates and Events
2/18: Chasing Ice, Music + Art Film Series w/ DJ Spooky
Coming up: Chasing Ice (2012), directed by Jeff Orlowski. This event series is FREE to the MICA community, and $5 for the general public. CLICK HERE to RSVP and to view a full list of the films for the series.
Tuesdays, 7:30-10 PM
Brown Center, Ground Floor
2/21: The Empathy Project by Paul Rucker
Call for Proposals
Paul invites you to contribute your writing, artwork, or proposals to The Empathy Project. You can submit anonymously. Stories and artwork will be shared. A full schedule of activities and programming including moderated and community discussions will center around these action areas: engage… perform… listen… write… collaborate… and install… Already, students and faculty have responded to this call with proposals for meditation, screenings, lectures, sculpture, and performance. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to use the space of the gallery for discussions, meetings, or classes. Although there will be artwork in the gallery at the start of the exhibit, the exhibit will change and grow over time.
CLICK HERE to download the full Call.
MICA Cares Food Drive
As you know, this year the weather has created many difficulties for Marylanders. School closings, traffic delays, property damage, and the need for extra heat has power bills skyrocketing. Imagine adding to that the insecurity of not knowing where your next meal is coming from. If we all pull together at MICA, we can make a difference in helping more Maryland families put food on the dinner table.
There are over 3,000 people living and/or working on MICA’s campus, and we challenge you to participate. We all have something on our pantry shelf that could be donated to someone struggling to find the next meal for their family. An extra can of vegetables, a package of pasta, or a bag of rice will make a tremendous difference in the lives of many.
Most annual food drives are held around Thanksgiving and Christmas. By February, food bank inventories are very low but the demand is still high. Every single donation helps, whether it is a simple box of macaroni and cheese, a can of soup, or even a packet of ramen noodles.
What to Donate
The Maryland Food Bank has a constant demand for the following items (no glass containers please!):
Canned meat, ham & chicken
Macaroni & cheese
Canned tuna, salmon & sardines
Nuts & seeds
Dried or canned beans
Rice & rice cakes
Canned fruits & juices
Sauces & salad dressings (no glass)
Evaporated or powdered milk
Find Out More Information
The MICA Cares Food Drive coordinator, Daniel Olson, Manager of Postal & Print Services, welcomes your calls and emails for more information about our food drive. Additional volunteer opportunities are also available for those who would like to donate 30 minutes of their time to help box the food safely for delivery. You may contact Daniel at 410-225-2202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also see photos of exactly how The MICA Cares Food Drive works by visiting the Facebook fan page of MICA Postal & Print Services. Feel free to share the photos on your own page to help get the word out and show your support. Here’s the link:
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
10 AM, GC 115
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium
Sponsored by Hoffberger School of Painting
Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr of Idiot's Books
Subject: Creative Collaboration
12:15, BR 320
Brown Center, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by Illustration Practice
7 PM,GC 115
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium
Sponsored by Social Design
2/14: Kyle Staver
Staver studied at Yale with Andrew Forge, Lester Johnson, and William Bailey. She was recently a visiting teacher at the New York Studio School and the Jerusalem Studio School. Her work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York. Sponsored by Hoffberger School of Painting
Friday, 2/14, 10 AM
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium
Studio Center, 1st Floor
2/17: Doug Powell
Doug is the past national president of AIGA, the professional association for design. With more than 22,000 members in 66 local chapters, AIGA is the largest and oldest design organization in the country. He has been a leading force in the successful launch of Design for Good, the AIGA initiative to ignite, amplify, and accelerate design-driven social change. Supported by The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Monday, 2/17, 7 PM
Graduate Studio Auditorium
Graduate Studio Center, 1st Floor
2/13: Grad Lab Workshop - Cinema
**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop
Thursday, 1/30, 7:30-10:30 PM
Grad Lab, 5th Floor Studio Center
2/28: Fabrication Workshop - Exhibition Displays
Please sign up at: Exhibition Displays Workshop
Friday, 2/28, 4-6 PM
Grad Studio Center Wood Shop
Studio Center, Ground Flor
Employment Opportunity: International Connections Academy
The International Connection Academy Curriculum team is rebuilding its middle school art program. The redesigned program will emphasize how art and design can drive innovation in the same way that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics do. The courses will include various media that will enable students to learn about the principles of art, construct projects, collaborate with peers, and critique their work. There will be videos that teach technique and videos that showcase professional artists and their works. This is where you come in!
We are looking for practicing artists in the visual arts field who are willing to share their stories with us and show examples of their work in real world applications. Are you interested? If so, please complete the Artist Profile form and submit it along with your resume via return email.
If you are selected, you will participate in an on-camera interview and share a few samples of your work.
Please forward this casting call to any professional artist you think may be interested in this project. Non-CE employees will be compensated for their time and effort.
Call for Papers: "Public and Private Dimensions of Contemporary Art"
Keynote Speaker: Hasan Elahi
Elahi is an interdisciplinary media artist whose work emphasizes the social implications of technology and mdi a. He has exhibited at Venice Biennale, the Centre Pompidou, and the Hermitage. Elahi fights the U.S government's assault on his privacy through an open-ended art project that reports minute-by-minute GPS photos of his location. See http://elahi.umd.edu/
Station North CSA: Baltimore's First Community Supported Art Program
At each presentation event, 4 CSA artists will give short presentations on their work and shareholders will rank their preferred artists. Ranking is used to ensure that shareholders aren't getting a box full of kale at pick-up when they'd rather have beets. These events are also an opportunity to network, mingle, and meet CSA artists. Presentation and pickup events will be catered by the Chesapeake.
The goal of the Station North CSA is to create an engaged community of local arts supporters by establishing relationships between gallerists and local patrons and creating an exciting new model of art support and distribution. Shareholders will each receive work from 6 of the 12 participating artists; art distribution will be determined by shareholders’ preferences.
Click here for more information!