Campus Creatives is a weekly feature from the 200+ students arts organizations on U-M's campus.
These features highlight the orgs' incredible work in music, architecture, literary arts, visual
arts, theatre, film, and dance!
Below are past Campus Creatives. Click through to learn about U-M's students arts organizations.
If you have a org to suggest for a future Campus Creative, please email us at email@example.com.
TAAL is a South Asian fusion competitive dance team that was founded in 2005. The team uses its members’ diverse backgrounds in dance to incorporate a variety of styles such as Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip-hop and Classical into the choreography to compete at competitions all over the country.
SPIC MACAY, or the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth started as an initiative to retain the diverse Indian art forms and has grown immensely since its establishment in 1972. SPIC MACAY organizes events such as movie screenings and stage performances for instrumental and vocal music, Indian dance forms etc. Artists of eminence such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Sonal Mansingh, Ustad Zakir Hussain among others have been associated with SPIC MACAY.
Michigan A Cappella Council (MACC) is the largest collegiate a cappella community in the country! The Michigan A Cappella Council has provided a collective voice for all 16 groups on campus.Join MACC on Saturday at Rackham Auditorium for their fall semester showcase MACFEST featuring Amazin’ Blue, Compulsive Lyres, DJs, G-Men, Gimble, Good News, Harmonettes, Heartbeat, KHK, Maize Mirchi, Midnight Blue, Sirens, and Sopranos.
Students are FREE with a PASSPORT TO THE ARTS! You can find a passport at Pierpoint Commons, any ResHall Community Center, and the Student Activities Building! Passports will be available November 1st.
Blank Space puts on four new student works a semester, workshop style. They select the season through a pitching process -- three of the four will get two weeks of workshops and rewrites and collaboration with volunteering actors and a director (a 29 hour process, if you will) which will culminate in staged readings for two performances (scripts in hand, very casual) in front of an audience for more critiques.The fourth show will be the show in residency -- and that show will have about three- four weeks to workshop and work with their team and then they will have a fully realized stage production at the end of the semester.The point of Blank Space Workshop is not to produce finished work or full productions. Rather, they hope to provide a space for emerging projects, early drafts and young pieces of original theatre to grow and mature. Through the workshop process the writer and director will collaborate with the actors to make changes to the piece and help it grow into itself. The staged readings will be an extension of this process -- inviting more people into the conversation about the piece and its' potential.
Filmic is not just a club. It's not just a video production studio, either. Filmic works to bring their ideas to life. They have the unique opportunity to produce branded content in a professional-grade environment. They are a hodge-podge of talented, passionate perfectionists; of determined personalities; of dedicated creators. And yeah, they also like making movies. Filmic is here to make amazing work. Come join in.
The Jam Club is a student-run organization that aims to connect musicians at the University of Michigan through the art of improvisational jamming. The Club is open to all students who appreciate music of all kinds regardless of instrument and musical background. The Club hopes to stimulate the formation of bands and connect people with the resources that they need to thrive musically. This is done in part through collaborations with Stamp Nation, Maize Collective, and Project Music. If you wish to contact the Jam Club, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIC is committed to cultivating leadership skills within U of M dance students in hopes that new generations of social-justice advocates may continue to flourish and contribute positively to campus life. Through consistent dialogue and arts-based events geared towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, members of Arts in Color are becoming agents of change for issues including, but not limited to, race, sexuality, gender identity, as well as socio-economic and geographical backgrounds. Moreover, the organization strives to honor and encourage the voices and concerns of undergraduate and graduate students in order to promote an inclusive, collaborative, and meaningful learning environment within the Department of Dance.
The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the oldest student-run, student-directed collegiate pops orchestra in the United States. The Michigan Pops Orchestra prides itself in providing opportunities for U-M students to continue playing their instruments. Pops believes that making music is much more fun when orchestra members know each other and encourage a fun and social atmosphere through frequent social events. Pops is committed to presenting fun and exciting concerts to the U-M and Ann Arbor community, presenting a variety of music that appeals to the music lover in everyone.
The Gargoyle is the University of Michigan's official humor magazine. Although originally founded as primarily a literary magazine, today its contents range from lists of puns to long narratives, from obscene doodles to works of art, and from surreal to raucously hilarious. It currently is published four times a year and distributed on campus and around Ann Arbor.
Nominations are being accepted for The Accolades- Achievement in the Arts Awards, and we encourage you to nominate your student organization for recognition! The Accolades Awards recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the university's vibrant arts community. There are 18 award categories, designed to recognize the impressive range of arts organizations working across campus.