a2ru announces 2022 Emerging Creatives Student Summit; ArtsEngine accepting student submissions to represent U-M at the Summit

image of 2019 performance at the a2ru Emerging Creatives Summit used for the announcement of the 2022 Summit

Note: the following information includes joint announcements by a2ru (the international Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, with its offices in the Duderstadt Center) of the a2ru 2022 Emerging Creatives Student Summit, and a notice to students from ArtsEngine (also in the DC) that it is the U-M organization accepting submissions from students seeking selection as one of two U-M representatives at the a2ru Summit.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) announces its Emerging Creatives Student Summit, March 9-11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. at the Steelcase WorkLife Center.

This year’s theme “Learning in Liminal Spaces: Transformative Visions for the 21st Century” reckons with a profoundly altered educational landscape as we emerge from the pandemic. Old models of learning are undergoing seismic change. We have been living with reordered routines in a time between times, learning in liminal spaces of asynchronous and hybrid instruction. Yet in this in-between time and space we now inhabit, we are freer to imagine new opportunities to access, participate, and thrive in learning. Exploring our human capacity for change in the wake of crisis, we can create more equitable and diverse learning spaces to fulfill our creative potential.

The a2ru Emerging Creatives summit will bring together students from the a2ru network of partner institutions at the Steelcase Corporation WorkLife Center in Washington, DC, for workshops, skill building, and expert input from leaders in design, architecture, and engineering. Students will work in teams to create collaborative, transdisciplinary projects that explore how we can own these liminal, speculative, transdisciplinary spaces and transform how we learn together.

Due to space restrictions and COVID-19 protocols, and to maintain the interdisciplinary nature of the event, participation will be limited to two students from each a2ru member institution: one student from an arts-based discipline and one student from a non-arts discipline.

Complete information about the a2ru 2022 Emerging Creatives Student Summit

Information regarding student applications and faculty letters of support for selection one the U-M’s two student representatives is via ArtsEngine.

ArtsEngine is accepting applications from students to be one of just two students to represent U-M at the a2ru Summit. Deadline January 14, 2022

ArtsEngine is accepting applications from students from each of its five supporting schools and colleges* to select 2 students (one from an arts-based discipline, one from a non-arts-based discipline) to represent the University of Michigan at the 2022 Summit. U-M students will work with students from other a2ru partner institutions during the summit. Applicants will be notified within one week of the deadline to allow time to make travel arrangements. Selected students are encouraged to apply for funding through the a2ru student travel grant or a2ru scholars programs. U-M student representatives will have the opportunity to present to the associate deans following the summit.

U-M Students: Application info for the 2022 Emerging Creatives Student Summit

*ArtsEngine is an interdisciplinary initiative of the North Campus schools and colleges: A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; School of Music, Theatre & Dance; College of Engineering; and School of Information.