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Emory Arts Fellows bring additional creativity to the classroom
Galanis/Vincze combo

Artists Tamika Galanis (left) and Davor Vincze are the 2022-23 cohort of the Emory Arts Fellows program. They will spend the year teaching undergraduate classes and partnering on courses with Emory faculty.

Emory College welcomes artists Tamika Galanis and Davor Vincze as the second cohort of the Emory Arts Fellows Program. Established in 2021, the program gives emerging creatives opportunities to build their practice while teaching courses that expose Emory students to ideas and techniques shaping the future of their respective artistic fields.

Engaged for one academic year, each Emory Arts Fellow teaches undergraduate classes in theater, music, visual arts, dance or film and media — expanding the number of in-demand arts courses Emory can offer students, while giving fellows valuable university teaching experience and opportunities to mentor future working artists.

Bahamian native Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist whose work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in touristic ideals amid the global climate crisis. This fall, Galanis will teach a course for the Department of Film and Media Studies titled “Experimenters: Carving Out Space for Us.” This introduction to experimental film, particularly the work of makers of color, will center the study and production of nontraditional film, writing and visual media.

Composer Davor Vincze uses computer music technologies and diverse modes of performance to create pieces that sustain multiple musical perspectives and narratives. In addition to composing for leading contemporary music ensembles, Vincze is the artistic director of contemporary music festival Novalis. This fall, Vincze will teach “Sci-Fi and Experimental Music,” a composition course that examines the iconic music of popular science fiction while covering the basics of creating experimental and synthesized sounds for film and television.

Throughout their year at Emory, Galanis and Vincze have access to facilities for creating, exhibiting and performing their works. They will have opportunities to build connections with the broader academic and artistic communities at the university and in Atlanta, and with the cohort of other creative fellows at Emory, including in creative writing and playwriting.

Fellows will attend a series of “Business of Arts” workshops, created in collaboration with faculty at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and covering a wide range of topics, including accounting, marketing and evaluating contracts, which helps fellows advance their careers as working artists.

The Emory Arts Fellows Program is made possible with the support of Sarah Arison 07B, president of the Arison Arts Foundation and chair of the board of YoungArts, whose work and advocacy spans a broad cross-section of national arts organizations.

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