START HERE Sept. 7 & 8, 2012

September 7 & 8, 2012

The START Project is a multi-year initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to infuse the Lafayette curriculum and campus with artistic production, perspectives, and knowledge. START HERE is your chance to enter this project at its beginning. We seek your participation in our opening symposium of play and practice to explore ways the artistic impulse is—or can be—central to all that we do.

START HERE will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8. The START Project is about starting with art, about being startled by art, about and increasing our capacity to create art. START means to create and enable is about creating cross-disciplinary connections between people who are seeking imaginative new ways to collaborate, learn, and teach. Please join us at either START Fest, the START Workshop, or ideally, both.

START Fest presentations and performances
Friday, September 7, Noon-6:15 p.m.
Anderson Courtyard & Acopian Engineering Center

A full START Fest schedule can be found here.>>

Presentations on arts infusion by Jan Cohen-Cruz (Syracuse) and John Weber (Skidmore), performances and displays by members of the Lafayette community, and a production by rap artists Baba Brinkman and Jamie Simmonds. Come watch, listen, and participate. If you would like to display your work at a table or if you want time on the stage, please contact us immediately.

START Here Workshop (arts infusion strategies for faculty and staff):
Saturday, September 8, 9:00am-3:30pm
Williams Visual Arts Building, 243 North Third Street

Full schedule of Saturday START Here Workshop can be found here.>>

A high-energy workshop for staff and faculty, focused on developing course modules that integrate the visual and performing arts into a broad array of classes. Participants receive a $300 stipend to participate and, by the end of the workshop, will be well positioned to apply for funding to further develop their ideas during the spring semester. Participation in the START Workshop requires your registration, and we are now past the deadline to register.


START is brought to you by the Arts Advisory Committee. Please contact us with your questions and ideas at

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