Next Week: Creative Writing, Design Lectures Round Out the New Year

Next Week: Creative Writing, Design Lectures Round Out the New Year

Francesca Zambello, a nationally recognized director of opera, will moderate an online discussion about opera with UC Davis faculty next week. (Courtesy photo) It’s a new year, so for this week’s “Weekender,” we decided to let you know about some great events next week and preview some for the weekend after. And, we are letting you know about some virtual programs that can be enjoyed anytime, as well as some art grants up for grabs. B Street Theatre is starting an outdoor performance series starting this weekend.

This blog compiled by Michelle Villagomez, UC Davis Media Relations Intern. Lecturers read and perform their work Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., free, via Zoom. Register .

“They Live!” features English faculty Val Brelinski , Rae Gouriand , Andre Naffis-Saheley, and Greg Glazne . They will be reading and performing sections of their fiction and poetry. This event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English and UC Davis Library.

For more information on their works, go here . “They Live!” writing lecturer series starts Tuesday. Sparking innovation and creativity: human-centered design presentation is Wednesday

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., free, via Zoom. Register .

The UC Davis Department of Design has a very ambitious mission: to change this world for the better. As the only comprehensive design program in the UC system, faculty and students seek to accomplish this goal in everything they do – from promoting sustainability, to solving real-world problems and addressing inequality in the industry.

This virtual event will be moderated by Ari Kelman , Interim Dean of the College of Letters and Science and will feature three esteemed faculty members in the Design department — Brett Snyder , Gozde Goncu-Berk , and Thomas Maiorana — as they showcase their ground-breaking work in the field. From developing wearable products for people with disabilities or chronic diseases to reimagining shipping containers as housing for lower-income families, the discussion will tackle the broader issues of waste, the human experience and climate change.

For more details, go here . 2021 California Arts Council announces grants

State arts grants will support organizational operations, individuals, and project-based activities; prioritizing relief and recovery for organizations and individuals impacted by COVID-19

The California Arts Council announced the opening of its 2021 grant season with applications now being accepted for all six of its funding opportunities, responding to the current and urgent needs of the state’s arts workforce and businesses.

The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The Arts Council is California’s only public arts grants provider with funding that is accessible to all 58 California counties. As a state agency, the Arts Council prioritizes racial equity and has a broad geographic reach into communities of all sizes. California’s arts sector is large and diverse, and its businesses and workforce are a significant contributor to our state economy and identity.

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