Congratulations to Professor Clifton Meador

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department is pleased to announce that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded a grant to Professor Clifton Meador, as a co-investigator with Professor Marlene MacCallum, Professor David Morrish, and Professor Pierre LeBlanc of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

This two-year grant to investigate digital media as a means to incorporate dissemination as an integral part of creative practice will fund faculty exchanges between Columbia College Chicago and Memorial University. The grant, totaling $74, 675 over a two year period, will directly support research materials and expenses, will engage students at both institutions in workshops, and will offer students opportunities to serve as research assistants.

This research project seeks to identify ways in which artists can gain more creative control of the relationship between their production and its interaction with viewers and audiences. The objective is to explore production methods that improve and expand artists’ dissemination of their work as an integral component of the creative cycle. The project will benefit significantly from the input of three invited consultants, Keith Smith, Scott McCarney (both of Rochester, New York) and Brad Freeman, Studio Coordinator at the Center for Book and Paper Art here at Columbia College Chicago.