In 2018, the Faculty of Arts launched a process for identifying and promoting up to seven Signature Areas of Research and Creative Collaboration. The Arts Signature Areas provide a mechanism for building research networks, facilitating collaboration, advancing cross-disciplinary research and creative activities, and enabling related teaching innovations. Each of the Faculty’s signature areas will be supported for five years.
The first three signature areas are: Digital Synergies, Mediating Science & Technology, and Research-Creation. Selected in fall 2018, they are now engaged in outreach, planning, and development. A second and third wave of Signature Area proposals are being solicited for submission in April 2019 and winter 2020.