Document Type

Grant Application


New Media Department


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Project Period

FY 2012-2013

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The New Media Department and Intermedia MFA Program are requesting funds to help support a fall lecture series. The following visiting artists will share their expertise in the following areas: an evening lecture with a question and answer period to follow, classroom visits, direct one-on-one student meetings and/or critiques and performances or other public presentations. The following 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 spring Intermedia Lecture Series has manybenefits to the University of Maine and the local community. Some academic programs that will directly benefit from the lecture series include: Anthropology, Philosophy, Science, Music, Theater, English, Film Studies, Sculpture, Art and Performing Art. The contributions of the Visiting Artist Series 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.