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Share Your Genius

About

Arts at Michigan is dedicated to providing a platform for University of Michigan students to share their artistic voice and creativity. Share Your Genius is a suite of programs meant to showcase those voices and visions. A few of the programs are displayed here, and more can be found through the link below.

Haiku of the Week

Each week we feature a Haiku of The Week in our newsletter. Here are the past haikus we’ve featured, written by the Michigan community. Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to arts@umich.edu. It's easy - 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!.

Competitions

As I See It

Arts at Michigan believes there is an artist inside each of us. The As I See It Competitions are your opportunity to share your artistic genius! Competitions will be held periodically throughout the year, with different themes and mediums for each round. Submissions are narrowed down by staff, and then the finalists are voted on by the public in the Unions and by the U-M Community online. Winners get great prizes, so be sure you’re signed up for Arts Info, our weekly newsletter, so you’ll hear about our future contests and opportunities.

Science as Art

Arts at Michigan and ArtsEngine hold an annual Science as Art exhibition, featuring student artwork inspired by and demonstrating scientific ideas and principles. Awards are given out for Best in Show and a range of other categories across a wide range of media.

Events Calendar

About

It's searchable by date, time and genre (music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and more), so you can view the events of interest to you and plan out your schedule. Our database also contains opportunities for students to audition and submit work to University and community organizations alike.

Arts Today

Campus Creatives

BlueNote Vocal Jazz Ensemble

BlueNote is comprised of musicians who have a strong desire to improve their overall musicianship through jazz study and learn through peer-to-peer mentorship. As an extracurricular group, and will meet approximately 1-2 times a week with more rehearsal time pending on an upcoming performance. The group will work towards one main performance at the end of each semester, and will make guest appearances on other departmental concerts as well as participate in outreach events scattered throughout the year. They hope to collaborate across different artistic disciplines and create meaningful experiences for the members involved, but also to revitalize the “attending jazz concert” experience in a new way for students of the 21st century to appreciate as well as the community.

Photo Credits

Many of the pages on our site feature photography from students and alumni from the university. We change the photographs and designs periodically and submissions are welcome.

U-M Arts & Culture

Visit U-M's Arts & Culture website to keep up with the latest arts news, and to explore the University's museums, cultural attractions, performance venues, public art, and more.

Arts Info

Arts Info is Arts at Michigan’s weekly newsletter for anyone interested in the arts! It includes events, exhibits, calls, advocacy, contests, and other interesting arts information.