Creative Resilience book: Call for contributions!
When it comes to dealing with challenges, creative educators and their art and design students have unique perspectives to offer each other and other disciplines. Our unconventional ways of defining and approaching problems and viewing the world through a visionary lens help us rise to meet constraints in fresh and creative ways. Our increasingly complex and trying times need creative educators' perspectives on resilience, in the classroom and beyond.

Now is the time to activate and share our superpowers. Or, in the words of Toni Morrison, “This is precisely the time when artists go to work.”

This edited collection of case studies, project ideas, exercises, and short essays on best practices observed from classrooms in creative disciplines will offer lessons for lessons from art and design faculty and courses that can bolster readers' practices, learning process, and motivation to use creativity in an ever-changing environment. While we are looking primarily for submissions from art and design faculty, graduate students, recent graduates, and upper-level undergraduate students (3rd year and up) are encouraged to apply.

Takeaways should be of interest not only to educators and students in design and art disciplines, but there should also be an element, embedded lesson, or idea that is transferable to people who are not studying or working in creative practice.

Please complete this form with your contribution proposal(s) for the book _Creative Resilience: Lessons from artists & designers for learning and living in an uncertain world_ (working title), edited by Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt (University of Michigan) and Dr. Denielle J. Emans (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar).

**Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on March 29, 2021.**

Please direct any questions about this project or your submission to:

orbit-team@umich.edu
Subject: Creative Resilience inquiry
Basic information
First Name *
Last Name *
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Preferred Email Address *
Institution/organization *
Role / title *
Creative practice
Tell us about your areas of creative practice, teaching, and/or research.
I am... *
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Area(s) of creative practice (check all that apply) *
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Media orientation: My work is primarily... *
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Tell us a bit more specifically about your work; how would you describe your creative practice, teaching, and/or research in 1 sentence? *
Your proposal submission
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My contribution is related to the following category/categories (check all that apply): *
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150-word bio; tell us what makes you uniquely qualified to offer this perspective. *
300–500 word overview of your proposed submission (conversational language for a general audience): describe your case study, project / assignment, quick exercise, or best practice / observation essay, and how it contributes to resiliency and/or coping with uncertainty. *
Do you have (or could you create) any images related to your submission? Please describe and let us know if you have permission to share / publish these images (from identifiable individuals and/or people who have created the work you are showing, and/or copyrighted images). [[You may also email an example image to us at orbit-team@umich.edu, Subject line: “Creative Resilience example image.”]]
Audience / readership
My contribution will be best for (check all that apply): *
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What aspects of your submission would be of greatest interest to art/design students? Why? *
What aspects of your submission would be of greatest interest to people *outside* of art and design? Why? *
Have you done primary or secondary research that supports the findings in your proposal? If so, please briefly describe it. *
Optional
Are you interested in volunteering to help the editorial team bring this collection together? (Likely Summer–Winter 2021)
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As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, you may choose to let us know if you identify with groups historically underrepresented in academia and academic publications (based on race, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.). We will make selections based on the quality and variety of submissions first, but will also take diverse representation into consideration as part of our selection process.
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