Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

ArtWorks Program Prepares Students for Creative Careers

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Submitted 07-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

UICA's ArtWorks program is an innovative job training program for creative youth, ages 14 to 21. The program readies young people for 21st century creative careers by providing inventive studio practices, professional resources, and...

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Izzy Goes To Italy

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Submitted 06-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

On the northern coast of Italy, sits the small city of Muggia. Surrounded by a system of hills, Muggia’s name is derived from the ancient word for coastal swamp. But when Israel (Izzy) Davis, Director of Ceramics at UICA and Professor at...

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Peopledesign Helps Transform UICA’s Brand

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Submitted 06-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

A cornerstone of the West Michigan community since 1977, UICA is on the cusp of opening a prominent new facility in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. As part of this move, UICA has engaged Peopledesign to help focus and re-invigorate the UICA...

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Elizabeth Goes to Eksperimenta!

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Submitted 05-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

If anyone had suggested a year ago to Elizabeth Goddard, Education Director at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) that she’d be presenting at an arts conference in Estonia, she would have said, “Yeah, right.” And then...

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UICA Spotlight: Raven Jones

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Submitted 05-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

For the past three years, Raven Jones has been part of the UICA family. Since she started in our ArtWorks Youth Program in 2008, she has participated in four ArtWorks projects. During these projects she showcased her beaded works at an art...

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Interview with UICA's Associations Artists

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Submitted 04-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Artists Brett Colley, Lora Fosberg and Diane Christiansen talk about their work in UICA's Associations exhibition!

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UICA: Where Artists Connect To A Bigger World

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Submitted 03-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

On June 13, 2007, several past and present members of the Visual Arts Committee (VAC) met at UICA. Their lively, two-hour discussion covered UICA’s history, some philosophy of art, the nature of volunteerism, and the importance of UICA’s work...

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UICA Creates Mini-Golf Course For LaughFest

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Submitted 03-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will feature 19 unique and inventive mini-golf holes created by regional and national artists, from March 5 to 31. This mini-golf course was organized in cooperation with LaughFest, a “festival of...

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[VIDEO] Live Coverage fundraising soiree matchmakes local artists and art enthusiasts

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Submitted 02-22-2011 under NEWS

After several months of planning and publicity, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts held its preeminent fundraiser of the year, Live Coverage. In its 11th year, the bash on Saturday attracted approximately 500 attendees. From 6:30-9:15 p.m.,...

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Catalyst Radio: UICA's Live Coverage fundraiser pits 50 artists against the clock

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Submitted 02-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Goddard of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts gives us a preview of tomorrow evening's Live Coverage. The fundraiser showcases more than 50 regional artists in the last stages of art creation putting finishing touches on their...

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