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Research Collaborations

The Office of Creative Propulsion supports multidiscliplinary research initiatives by connecting students, faculty, and staff to collaborators, funding opportunities, and additional resources. 

Our Collaborations:

  • ArtsMobile: A multi-disciplinary project housed in the Office of Creative Propulsion, the ArtsMobile plans to help communities throughout and beyond the Shenandoah Valley engage with JMU’s exemplary arts and design programs in ways local communities find meaningful. Read the full Madison Trust proposal here
  • Music CPR: Music CPR is a free, research-based platorm for students and teachers to assess National Standards for Art Education-aligned artistic processes to create, perform, respond, and connect through large ensemble repertoire. 
  • Gray CatbirdSound Ecology: Human Noise and the Gray Catbird is an interdisciplinary project seeking to help audiences understand how human-generated soundscapes impact birdsong, including the song of the Gray Catbird.
Research Support

Funding Opportunities:

  • 4-VA Request for Proposals: 4-VA is a collaborative partnership between eight Virginia universities. The mission of 4-VA is to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve efficiencies in higher education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

First Friday Forum Series:

  • The Office of Creative Propulsion is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for JMU faculty and staff to participate in our First Friday Forum Series. We welcome prospective presenters within and beyond arts and design disciplines who are interested in developing collaborations that align with CVPA’s Integrative Arts initiatives. We welcome ideas for presenters who could offer a 40-45 minute presentation discussing their ideas, followed by a facilitated Q&A session and a reception. Please direct questions and nominations to the Office of Creative Propulsion.
Sparks Symposium

The 2023 Sparks Research Symposium will occur Friday, April 21, 2023 from 12:15-4:00 p.m. at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts. 

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Disability Studies and Music Education Symposium

The 3rd Biennial International Disability Studies and Music Education Symposium will be Thursday, April 27, 2023 - Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Office of Creative Propulsion will host a satellite location.

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ARTS Courses

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