Faculty Opportunities

The staff at the IAS collaborates with faculty at UC Santa Cruz to organize major conferences, to invite speakers to campus, to host performances and events, and to co-curate exhibitions as part of the IAS nomadic exhibition program.

The faculty-initiated projects support the larger goals of the IAS: these projects have interdisciplinary reach; support teaching and learning in the Arts; introduce a broad public to research underway at UCSC; and address the crucial issues and big questions which define the current times. 

Faculty in the Arts Division is given preference for collaborations, but all faculty are welcome to submit proposals.

Support for Conferences

The IAS offers financial and/or logistical support for a select number of faculty-initiated conferences. When making decisions about support, the IAS takes into consideration the interdisciplinary aspects of the conference, including how the arts are put into relation with other disciplines, its impact on teaching and learning at UCSC, and its broader public outreach. Major conferences supported include the upcoming TRANSPACIFIC DIS/POSITIONS (2018),  ​EXTRACTION (2017), and ANTHROPOCENE: ARTS OF LIVING ON A DAMAGED PLANET (2014).

To submit proposals for conference support from the IAS, email renelson@ucsc.edu.

Extraction, 2017

Support for individual speakers, performances, or events

The IAS offers financial and/or logistical support for a select number of events and performances. Past examples of events and speakers co-sponsored include: Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability Book Launch; The Land Beneath Our Feet: A Film by Sarita Siegel and Gregg Mitman; The Folk and Memory Project with Wu Wenguang; and many more.

Faculty who would like support for visiting artist talks, performances, film screenings, or other interdisciplinary events with an arts component should consider the criteria above in bold, and contact IAS Curator and Program Manager Rachel Nelson to discuss co-sponsorship: renelson@ucsc.edu.

Investigating My Father, Wu Wenguang, 2016

Support for Faculty-led Exhibitions and Projects

Faculty who would like to develop exhibition projects with the IAS should contact Founding Director John Weber at weberj@ucsc.edu.

Rick Flores leads EXTRACTION visit to UCSC Arboretum's Amah-Mutsun Relearning Garden, 2017