Campus Creatives

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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 arts@umich.edu.

Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)

Prison Creative Arts Project brings those impacted by the justice system and the U-M community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth.

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Xylem Literary Arts Magazine

Xylem Literary Magazine provides the opportunity for undergraduates to publish their creative works in a professional literary publication organized and designed by UM students. Through this work, Xylem strives to spread awareness of UM students' creativity. All students are encouraged to submit art and writing for consideration. Beyond merely submitting work, there are numerous other ways to become involved in the creation of Xylem Literary Magazine − from publicity to layout design to submission selection.

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Michigan Origami Group

The Michigan Origami Group is a community and place of learning for those interested in the art and/or math of paper folding. Members have the opportunity to learn from both diagrams and their peers, and to explore their creative and mathematical abilities in the realm of origami. They meet once a week (although the group may occasionally host additional events), and enjoy traditional, sculptural, and geometric origami. Each week, they focus on one topic, and see how it applies to the model(s) they are making that day. If you've got a love of art or an interest in geometry, or simply enjoy folding paper, come on in!

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Social Justice Arts Collective

The Social Justice Arts Collective (SJAC) creates a space for art and justice to meet and to explore the healing powers of arts-based interventions for diverse populations. SJAC is rooted in popular education; the belief that we are all teachers and learners. Through dialogues and experiential learning, members will acquire a toolbox of resources, understand their theoretical relevance, and have opportunities to practice with each other.

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American Institute of Graphic Arts-UM

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Chapter at the University of Michigan strives to facilitate an atmosphere where interest in graphic design can flourish, develop and be practiced in an enthusiastic and welcoming setting. The purpose of AIGA on a whole is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. The organization at the university has a close relationship with AIGA Detroit and the members attend Detroit events where they can engage with students and professional designers beyond the University. In addition, AIGA provides their own workshops and events.

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Risky Business

Risky Business is the Michigan Ross School of Business band. The band performs multiple shows each year for the Ross community, with set-lists full of music from various genres. The band works hard to ensure that sets are inclusive of the diverse musical tastes of the entire Ross class.

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Arts Ambassadors

The Arts Ambassadors program is for students who are eager to share their passion for the arts with their peers. Arts Ambassadors meet regularly to experience the arts both on campus and in the community. These volunteers serve as a go-to arts resource for their peers and encourage student engagement in the arts through promoting, planning, and attending arts events and experiences!

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The Social Justice Arts Collective

The Social Justice Arts Collective (SJAC) creates a space for art and justice to meet and to explore the healing powers of arts-based interventions for diverse populations. SJAC is rooted in popular education; the belief that we are all teachers and learners. Through dialogues and experiential learning, members will acquire a toolbox of resources, understand their theoretical relevance, and have opportunities to practice with each other.

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Film and Video Student Association (FVSA)

Film and Video Student Association endeavors to enrich the educational and social atmosphere of the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. By bringing together a multitude of talents in the pursuit of organizing workshops, movie nights, contests, field trips, networking with industry professionals, and other various activities, they seek to be a dynamic organization that is academically active and socially responsive.

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EnCore

EnCore is a multicultural, co-ed, hip hop dance group based at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It began in 2000 when a group of friends came together to form a dance group on campus united not only in their love of dancing, but with each other as well. Re-established in 2005, EnCore is a family as much as it is a dance group. While EnCore takes dancing very seriously, they never lose sight of the bonds they have made with each other. EnCore performs at a variety of functions across campus and Ann Arbor from charity events to bar nights. If you are interested in having EnCore perform at one of your events, please don't hesitate to email them at encore@umich.edu.

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