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Carmen Higginbotham by Dave Woody

College Launches Arts Fellows Program

Lisa Spaar
(Photo: Jen Fariello)

A new initiative from the College of Arts & Sciences designed to further expand the integration of the arts across research and teaching has been launched with the announcement of the inaugural class of Arts Fellows. The program, which will award $10,000 to each recipient to support research and course development efforts over the summer, was first proposed by a committee that included the chairs and directors of the College’s arts programs, including Music, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing, Art History, Studio Art and Media Studies, along with Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, Francesca Fiorani, and Juliet Trail, special assistant to the Dean. “The new Arts Fellows Program is a great opportunity to foster faculty creative work and research across the arts, and to offer new courses on the interdisciplinary arts to our students,” Fiorani recently told UVA Today. The expected outcomes of the program include the creation of new courses that further the cause of arts integration across the curriculum at the University, and the launch of a major arts initiative on Grounds. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences plans to appoint up to 10 faculty members as Arts Fellows annually for each of the next 3 to 5 years.

David Sariti

Inaugural Arts Fellows:

Tom Bloom
Associate Professor of Scenic Design, Drama

Luke Dahl
Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering, Music

Carmen Higginbotham
Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies

Kim Brooks Mata
Head and Artistic Director of Dance, Lecturer, Drama & Dance

David Sariti
Baroque Ensemble director and violinist, Music

Lisa Spaar
Professor of Creative Writing

Bill Wylie
Director & Professor of Studio Art

William Wylie, Kim Brooks Mata, Luke Dahl & Tom Bloom

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