This winter several of the Dance faculty have received significant research grants. Rachael Lincoln was awarded the Royalty Research Fund; she also received the Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Arts with her partner in research, Jeffrey Fracé from the School of Drama. Jennifer Salk, Fracé, and Afroditi Psarra from Digital Arts and Experimental Media have also received a Mellon Foundation grant for a new course entitled “Creativity as Research: Experimentation and Play” to be offered as a hybrid live/online course offered in fall of 2020 and 2021.In addition, Alethea Alexander, Hannah Wiley, and Juliet McMains were each awarded Faculty Research Grants from the Kreielsheimer Arts Endowment. Congratulations to them all!
About the Royalty Research Fund:
The purpose of the Royalty Research Fund is to advance new directions in research, particularly in disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, for faculty who are junior in rank, and in cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
About the Mellon Faculty Fellows in the Arts:
In June 2019, the Divisional Dean of the Arts, Catherine Cole, and the Executive and Artistic Director of the Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Michelle Witt, were awarded a three-year $600,000 grant to support an Arts and Creativity initiative at the University of Washington. This project is designed to build durable interdisciplinary relationships among faculty, develop new introductory arts curricula, cultivate the next generation of faculty arts leaders, invite a diverse cohort of visiting artists to campus for broadly-based creative research, and more fully integrate the previous Mellon Creative Fellows program with each season of visiting artists at the Meany Center and with UW’s undergraduate curriculum.
About the Kreielsheimer Arts Endowment:
The Kreielsheimer Arts Endowment was established with the goal of enhancing academic excellence and producing a permanent and profound impact on the quality and visibility of the arts at the University of Washington.