A limited series podcast on creativity and place — Herberger Institute highlights from February…

A limited series podcast on creativity and place — Herberger Institute highlights from February 2020

Stories of place

Logo for AZ Creative Voices

What happens when artists are invited to contribute to community improvement efforts? We’re happy to announce AZ Creative Voices, a new podcast series that explores that very question. In the spring of 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Herberger Institute — with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance and support from the Surdna Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation — issued a call for small teams representing Arizona cities, towns and neighborhoods to participate in the inaugural Arizona Creative Communities Institute. AZ Creative Voices tells the story of what can happen when artists, neighborhood leaders and communities work together to imagine how creativity can transform place.

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Native American perspectives

Photo of Ninabah Winton

As a fellow at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ninabah Winton, an alumna from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, helped develop “Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles,” an exhibition that is part of the museum’s ongoing efforts to privilege Native American perspectives.

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Design solutions

Illustration of stormwater runoff

Faculty in The Design School are part of an ASU research team called the Hydro Green Infrastructure Lab that is working with Maricopa County to limit the negative effects large quantities of stormwater have on the environment.

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“My Father, My Martyr, and Me”

Photo of Fargo Tbakhi performing

School of Film, Dance and Theatre alumnus Fargo Tbakhi’s one-person show uses poetry to examine what it means to love the Palestinian body.

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Spotlight on giving

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in business, Arizona-based Camelot Homes is donating $50,000 for endowed scholarships for the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. A $25,000 scholarship is earmarked for students of ASU’s new popular music program, a bachelor’s degree concentration in the School of Music. A second $25,000 scholarship is available to students studying in any of the five schools of the Herberger Institute. And a $10,000 gift will support a new concert series established by the School of Music and the family-owned homebuilder.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is $150,000! Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is among five recipients selected from across the country to receive an award to conduct a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. The $150,000 award supports the Creative Health Collaborations Caregiving Research Lab, which will examine the role of three art forms in three caregiving situations: how theater might support families of children with special needs; how a smartphone app designed for easy journaling can assist families of cancer patients; and how music aids families of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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In pictures

Undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art have been showcasing their work this semester throughout the school’s public galleries. Visit @ASUSchoolofArt on Instagram for more photos.



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