CIRCA Events

Arts Faculty Fulbright Accelerator

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | Noon-1:00pm,
PAHB 216
Lunch available from 11:30  
RSVP requested.

This info session focuses on Fulbright opportunities in the Visual and Performing Arts. We will cover a variety of Fulbright opportunities that are specifically arts friendly, hear from arts faculty Fulbright alums, and discuss how to access UMBC internal support for application development and CAHSS routing approval.


Makini: Artist Talk

Tuesday, March 12 | 5:30-7pm
Location TBA

Acclaimed choreographer, performer, and video artist Makini will present past and recent projects and the creative process that brings them to realization.

Makini will also be leading a dance workshop for students on March 11 & 13 from 2:30-4:40. Space is limited. Please contact the dance department if you are interested in participating.


Best Business Practices for Artists

Friday, April 5th, 2024 | 11-2pm | In-person, lunch provided
Location TBA

Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot!

This workshop will cover business basics with a focus on finding success and sustainability as an independent artist. It will include discussions on practical things you can do as an artist to protect, promote, and grow your artistic practice, experiential advice from guest artists, and an overview of entrepreneurial resources for artists at UMBC and in the Baltimore area.

Sponsored by the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts.

Aisen Caro Chacin

Assistive Device Art: Transformation of Ability and Perception, The Plasticity of the Mind, and Human Expansion

Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 5:30-7:00pm
PAHB 132
Light reception to follow

Seeing through your tongue, listening through your teeth, navigating space through sonic vision, and mechanical ventilation are interfaces that are functional and assistive, yet can serve as interactive portals to gain new cross-modal perceptual abilities. Assistive Device Art and BioArt aesthetically and conceptually apply materials and methods from bioengineering, health sciences, synthetic biology, and medicine as a form of artistic inquiry into bio-systems and the human condition. In a time of conscious evolution, this work explores and sculpts living systems to generate discussions and new directions for research between art and science to envision alternative bio-futures that are humanistically, socially, and aesthetically conscious and concerned.