HEMI RECEIVES ARTS INNOVATION GRANT FROM THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

May 30, 2017 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

We are extremely pleased to announce that HEMI has received an Arts Innovation faculty grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will contribute towards a series of Extreme Arts Workshops fostering cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration through hands-on demonstrations by faculty and graduate students from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The inspiration for the workshops came from Ms. Bess Bieluczyk, senior administrative coordinator in HEMI.  The workshops will aim to provide a new challenge: developing new languages and approaches, exploring the diverse ways in which other fields approach conceptual and physical problem-solving. Through furthering this collaboration between HEMI and MICA we hope to encourage translators between the art/design world and the science/engineering world to develop new pathways to thinking creatively, preparing professionals across different fields of study to effectively communicate in a wide range of situations.  Dr. Victor Nakano, HEMI Executive Program Director will have overall management responsibility for the grant.

The HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program is an initiative that brings faculty and students from both institutions together to explore unique perspectives on extreme events. It is our hope that this dialog will create a stronger community through a shared sense of curiosity and exploration. For more information about this program click here.

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