• This is a follow up from a May 14th email that announced solicitations for applications to a C.A.R.L. Residency at UCR’s new Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside. Since that announcement, we have received a handful of applications. In recognition of how busy schedules can become at the end of the academic year, UCR ARTSblock staff and the Culver Center Faculty Advisory Committee have opted to extend the deadline for applications until next Friday, June 18th. An updated application with this new date is attached, and can be downloaded from

    Please make sure to forward to graduate students too.

    Please find attached a residency application for faculty and grad students from the  arts departments in CHASS. This application is for proposals that may be funded for up to $5000 to be developed at UCR’s new Culver Center of the Arts. It is our hope to select projects that will occur in FY2010-11. The Culver will open to the public during a gala weekend, October 7-9, 2010.

    This email has been sent to all of the full-time faculty listed on the website of each the seven departments listed above, which will be given priority consideration. Please forward it to adjunct faculty and to your graduate students as soon possible, and post on your department’s website and present at the next faculty meeting. Proposals for use of Culver beginning in fall quarter, and beginning no earlier than October 7th, 2010, must be postmarked or hand-delivered by June 18, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be no later than June 30, 2010. Proposals can also be for winter and spring quarters in 2011. The guidelines are downloadable from

    Culver Residency Application PDF

  • Art Graduate student Alia Malley received the prestigious Merck Prize of the Darmstadt Days of Photography for her work “Southland,” currently included in the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the UCR/California Museum of Photography through May 15, 2010.  “Southland” depicts “unused, abandoned areas of the urban landscape of Los Angeles.”  According to the jury, Malley possesses “a high artistic mastery of color and composition to create a romantic mood, which is broken by the peculiarity of each depicted places.”  The Merck Prize comes with an award of 5,000 Euro.