WHAT IS ARTSPARK?
ArtSpark is a new student-run arts and creativity festival that will provide the greater AUcommunity with a space to interact, collaborate, and create beyond the classroom. All creative work will derive from a central idea, a “spark.”
WHAT MAKES ARTSPARK UNIQUE?
- The focus is on the creative process, rather than the final product.
- The goal of ArtSpark is to bring out the creativity in the entire campus community from any department, outside of the classroom.
- With six faculty advisers and the ArtSpark team, participants will be guided through the process with critiques, feedback and support.
- Collaboration and exploration is highly encouraged.
- ArtSpark is unique in that the artist has total control over the process of designing, crafting and presenting their work,” says Marc Decker, one of the six faculty advisers.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN ARTSPARK?
Everyone! The festival is open to students, faculty, and staff. Alumni are also allowed, so long as they collaborate with a current student.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR ARTSPARK?
Student conceived artwork representing as wide a variety as possible. Students will be given a “spark,” and the festival will be curated through this theme. Students will have creative freedom to interpret the “spark” in any way possible.
Possible mediums may include but are not limited to:
1. Film (short and long, max. 75 minutes)
2. Theatre (short and long, max. 75 minutes)
5. Written works: short stories, prose, poetry, etc.
6. Visual Art: drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, etc.
7. Slam Poetry
8. Interactive pieces
Students may submit work as individual artists or as part of a student group or organization. Non-arts focused student groups or organizations (e.g. social justice, human rights, etc.) that are interested in submitting may request assistance from a supporting artist(s), if desired. We would also like to ask all participants to document their creative processes to the best of their ability for a potential exhibit on the artists’ processes at the Festival.