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UCSC receives NEA grant for Associate Professor Parker's art/science project on ocean ecology

Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 7:00 am to Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 6:59 am

UC Santa Cruz has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to supportBlue Trail: Imagination and Innovation for Ocean Sustainability--a series of interactive visual and sonic art installations that will be spread out across the San Francisco waterfront.

The campus is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an Art Works grant from the NEA.

Art Works grants support the creation of art that “meets the highest standards of excellence,” including public engagement.

Blue Trail is a collaboration between UC Santa Cruz associate art professor Jennifer Parker, founding director of UCSCs art-science research center OpenLab, and Lisa Zimmerman, founder of the San Francisco-based art place making firm, 7Story. The project will employ innovative art and technology to create immersive interactive art works about ocean ecology.