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Interdisciplinary Arts Adjuncts:

  • GS222: A Tribe Called Tubman: Liberal Arts Digital Production Lab

How do we create theatre that is "pandemic proof"? In this course, students from diverse areas of study will develop a new work for national distribution, which can be adapted across different formats and platforms. We will work in cross-disciplinary collaboration with the Fine Arts Center and alongside a range of creative professionals to create a dynamic, aesthetically powerful and transformative digital production based on the radical life of American revolutionary icon, Harriet Tubman. This endeavor positions students as active creative learning partners in forging new terrain in the areas of scenic, costume, script, lighting, and musical composition. Students will meet with creative team members 1-2 times/week as we collaboratively build the digital environment and related artistic/academic assets for the production. Prerequisites: COI

  • GS 222: Of A Time: Sharing Stories and Creative Expression during COVID-19

This creative project invites CC students to connect with elders quarantined in our region's care facilities via Zoom. The recorded Zoom meeting(s) become the inspiration for a creative project that can be done remotely in a time when many are experiencing increased isolation or even quarantine. Students will manifest the encounter using an artistic medium such as music, dance, writing, theatre, drawing, sculpture, photography, film or digital media. Using the Smithsonian Oral History Guide as a reference, students will generate interview questions to guide the conversation. Blocks 2-4. .25 units

  • Drawn Together

Arts Department COVID-19 Protocols:

Covid-19 Arts FAQ [most recent update 8/12/20]:

  • Will face to face music lessons be offered?
    • Yes. If you are on campus and you and your instructor both feel comfortable. The option for online lessons is also available. In block 1, only first-year students will be able to access in-person instruction. Safety protocols are in place for each area of instruction (piano, voice, wind, strings, etc.), which are informed by The Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, CU Boulder, Kansas City Voice Center, and University of Michigan.
  • What about dance classes?
    • Yes. There are a number of Dance Technique classes that will be offered, each taking into account and practicing safety protocols established by the State of Colorado, Colorado College, and Dance USA.
  • How will auditions be held for student performing arts groups, such as a cappella?
    • As with the music department, auditions must be virtual utilizing either live technologies such as Zoom or through video submission (YouTube or Dropbox, e.g.)
  • Students are being tested upon arrival to campus, will faculty and staff working in close contact with students be tested too?
    • At the present time, faculty and staff will not be tested unless they are reporting symptoms. This policy is currently under review by the college.
  • How do I sign up for a practice room time?

Creativity & Innovation at CC Programing

To stay informed about Creativity & Innovation programs, join our mailing list to receive the blockly Creativity & Innovation Newsletter and weekly Opportunities and Updates emails. Contact SethWilson Gray to sign up: sgray@coloradocollege.edu For more information about Creativity & Innovation programs, upcoming Residents and events, student and faculty opportunities, please visit: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/creativity-innovation/index.html

Creativity Mondays (ongoing)

Stay connected with your creative side even in these times of distance. Each Monday of the block from 3:00 to 5:00pm, Creativity & Innovation hosts Creativity Mondays via Zoom. We invite our campus community to this weekly open session to connect, engage in creative projects, relax, and let the creative energy flow. We will work on whatever we each choose, chat and catch up, and maybe process some of this strange time as we create together.No experience with any art form is necessary. You only need to bring your willing spirit. You are free to drop in just to say hello as well, and to come for any part of the time.
https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/j/5841943647

Innovator in Residence Program

The Innovator in Residence program aims to embed creative professionals from a range of fields deeply into the Colorado College community. The Residency will allow for teaching opportunities and collaborations - both structured and spontaneous - and will help students to make connections between diverse, cultures, ideas, and creative problem-solving strategies through formal and informal learning opportunities. Although the Innovators in Residence represent a variety of fields, they share characteristics of flexibility, curiosity, and the desire to work across disciplines. All collaborations with faculty, staff, and students - such as class visits, public projects or presentations, creative work, or research projects - are welcome and encouraged! For descriptions of past residencies visit: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/creativity-innovation/innovators-in-residence/

Mindfulness Resident Program

The goal for the Mindfulness Residency Program is to embed a mindfulness practitioner deeply into the Colorado College campus. Sustained engagement with the Mindfulness Resident will allow for formal and informal opportunities to build relationships, test programs and methodologies for introducing mindfulness as a core value of the campus, as well as provide teaching opportunities and curricular collaborations. https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/creativity-innovation/student-resources/mindfulness/mindfulness-resident/

On the Horizon

Creativity & Innovation is excited to announce a new student grant program launching this fall. Student Seed Innovation Grants allow students to immerse themselves fully in the creative process in order to execute ideas. By providing a resource for student exploration and creative inquiry, Student Seed Innovation Grants help fulfill Creativity & Innovation at CC's mission to "empower students with the tools and creative confidence to be changemakers." The use of the word changemaker intentionally strays from "entrepreneur" to recognize that innovation happens not only in the business and tech worlds, but culturally, socially, and artistically as well. Through this program, Creativity & Innovation seeks to be an idea accelerator by providing resources for students to be creative problem-solvers, to embrace ambiguity, and to iterate their way forward. Look for the call for applications to be announced this fall. For more information contact Kara Carroll kcarroll@coloradocollege.edu

Last updated: 12/17/2020