Document Type

Grant Application


Artist: Drive by Press, September 16-18, 2009

Artist: Geoffrey Hendricks, September 23 -25, 2009

Artist: Iain Kerr October 3-10,2009

Artist: Barak Olins, November 12,2009

Artist: Laura Baneca, October 28-30,2009

Artist:, December 3-5, 20-09



Project Period

FY 2009-2010

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The New Media Department and the Intermedia MFA Program are requesting funds to help support a fall lecture series. All of the visiting artists proposed in our Fall lecture series will publicly share their expertise in the following areas: an evening public lecture with question and answer period to follow, classroom visits and direct one-on-one student meetings and/or critiques. Each of the featured artists have been selected, because of the quality and engaging nature of their work. The artists desire to interact with the students, in a learning environment and to engender excitement about the arts on Campus was another qualifying factor in their selection. The Fall Intermedia Lecture Series has many benefits to the University of Maine and the local community. Some academic programs that will directly benefit from the lecture series include: Music, Theatre, English, Film Studies, Sculpture, Art and Performing Art. The contributions of the Visiting Artist Speaker Program include, but are not limited to: exposure to distinguished and contemporary artists, educationally beneficial engagement opportunities, and interaction with professionals from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and critical backgrounds. This year we are inviting one artist to stay for a week long residency. The residency will allow students to have deeper conversations about creative research methodologies, critical practices, and modes of production. Residencies benefit the University community by encouraging focused collaboration and the incubation of ideas that can result in wider engagements.