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Emory is arts partner for 'Creation Stories'

Emory University partners with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Humanities Council to present a year of academic and artistic programming that explores "Creation Stories." This is the first major collaboration among all three organizations.

Over the course of the 2014-2015 concert season and academic year, the "Creation Stories" project will explore timeless questions of origin, creation and intent that serve as catalysts for human thought and creativity, as well as seek to discover what 21st century learners might gain from an exploration of creation narratives across time and cultures. 

The 2014-2015 season marks the 70th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the 100th anniversary of Emory’s designation as a university. 

In 2011, "Creation Stories" received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the commission of a new musical work for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to be performed spring 2015, as well as the development of academic and artistic programming on Emory's campus. 

Emory University grant applications

The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts (CCA) is accepting grant applications for projects with a creation stories theme to be presented during the 2014-2015 academic year. Grants are open to Emory University faculty, staff and students for projects with an academic component. Awards are typically up to $2,500.

Applications can be found online at

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