Call for applications for Summer, 2018 Regional Collaboration in the Visual Arts
Matter and Spirit: A Seminar on Contemporary Chinese Art and Society
June 15- July 1, 2018
The Nagel Institute, in partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, is planning a seminar and studio project in China for June 15- July 1, 2018, followed by an international traveling exhibition of the resulting works of art.
This project will convene 10 North American and 10 Chinese artists in a two-week seminar and studio event to take place in Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. Participants will engage the realities of contemporary urban China, the Chinese visual arts scene, and each other. They will see how some prominent Chinese contemporary artists have created art in response to these conditions, how Chinese Christians see both “matter and spirit” interacting, and how the struggle for integrity in China might inspire and reshape their own life work.
This seminar, “Matter and Spirit,” is the third in a series of international art projects, preceded by a seminar in Indonesia in 2008 that resulted in the “Charis” traveling exhibit, and a seminar in South Africa in 2013 followed by a traveling exhibit, “Between the Shadow and the Light.” “Matter and Spirit,” like the two preceding exhibits, will open at the annual Lilly Network conference on the arts and humanities in 2020.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Notification: February 15, 2018
Seminar Dates: June 15-July 1, 2018
Seminar Location: Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing, China
For more information and application instructions visit project page, Click Here.
We encourage you to forward this information to or share a project brochure with any persons who may be interested.
Upcoming Lilly Fellows Regional Conference
Reason and Faith on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Central College, Pella Iowa, October 13-14, 2017
Registration Is Now Open
Our Fall Regional Conference entitled “Reason and Faith on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation,” will take place October 13-14, 2017 on the Central College campus in Pella, Iowa. This conference brings together five keynote speakers from a variety of Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic, in order to discuss the relation of reason and faith as it is understood in both the academy and Church over the past five hundred years.
- John Baxter (Dalhousie University — Halifax, Nova Scotia)
- Christina Bieber Lake (Wheaton College — Wheaton, IL )
- Jennifer Hockenberry Dragseth (Mt. Mary University — Milwaukee, WI)
- Douglas Kries (Gonzaga University — Spokane, WA)
- Albert Wolters (Redeemer University College — Ancaster, Ontario)
The Deadline to Register is September 20, 2017.
To Download a Conference Poster/Flyer, Click Here.
Description and Guidelines for Regional Collaboration and Conferences
Regional Collaboration and Conferences Grants represent a flexible category of programs that encourage examination of topics of special significance to faculty, administrators, and students at a particular institution or group of institutions, or matters of special intellectual concern to faculty and others in Christian higher education. The focus, character, and constituency of the conference, collaboration, or workshop may vary to suit the needs of the applicant, within the general guidelines listed above. Previous successful conferences, collaborations, and workshops have focused on issues facing schools in a particular region, topics of current debate among faculty at a particular school, student life issues, graduate student matters, various theological or denominational traditions in higher education, an array of topics in liberal and professional education, and issues of civic and public concern to the Christian intellectual community.
Funding is available for up to two Regional Collaborations or Conferences taking place in the 2016-2017 academic year at $12,500 each. It is expected that in many cases the host institution or group of institutions may also contribute to funding the conference. Institutions that have already received a grant in this category will not be eligible in the same category again for three years after the original grant was awarded. Although Regional Conferences or Workshops represent a flexible category of programs, priority is given to applications for programs that connect representatives from campuses within a particular geographical region.
Application deadline: September 15, 2017 for a program planned for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Learn more about past Regional Collaborations and Conferences here.