Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship

Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship's research and programs have four primary interconnecting manifestations: 

Maker in Residence Program

The Maker in Residence Program is an incubator for makers (artists, entrepreneurs in creative industries, scholars, designers, etc.) whose work is consciously located within a cultural diaspora and engaged with the contexts, impacts, and opportunities of migration and entrepreneurship in creative fields. Appointed to a 3-year research term professorship, the Maker in Residence spends their tenure with the University of Florida fulfilling three interlocking goals: 

  • producing creative works and generating/experimenting with ideas aimed at activating and weaving together local and global networks to create tangible and intangible value.  

  • partnering with members of the college, the university, and the community to apply the Maker in Residence’s expertise toward transformation and expansion across campus. 

  •  guiding and implementing initiatives on behalf of CAME within and beyond the university. 

Faculty-Driven Research

Affiliate and project faculty come from a variety of disciplines across the University of Florida and drive independent and collaborative research in an array of formats, often directly with communities or scholarly and industry partners relevant to the center's mission.  

Creative Production

The center's Director and Maker in Residence are active practitioners, pushing key projects forward that both serve the center's mission and deepen global networks.  

Community-Responsive Programming

The center's community partners in Gainesville, Florida, the U.S., and globally are valued collaborators and experts in their own right. As such, the center works with artists and cultural producers globally and these collaborations often manifest in joint research ventures or programs.  

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