Document Type

Grant Application


Intermedia MFA Program


see attached



Project Period

Fy 2010 - 2011

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

Artist: Allison Smith

Artist: Lisa Tan

Artist: Marc Berghaus

Artist: Temporary Services

Artist: Aaron Stephan

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 has 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 qualiffing 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.