Centers, Initiatives, and Collections

These are some of the special initiatives, centers, and collections at the University at Buffalo to support the work of our creative arts students, faculty, visiting artists, and artists-in-residence:

The Outriders Poetry Project is a privately funded association of poets and writers living in or significantly associated with the greater Buffalo, N.Y., area. The Project sponsors readings and publishes books, chapbooks and broadsides.

The Intermedia Performance Studio (IPS) is a collaborative initiative housed at the University at Buffalo/State University of New York (UB) including researchers, scientists, and artists from the departments of Media Study, Theatre & Dance, and Computer Science and Engineering. The IPS was designed to create intermedia experiments in virtual and mixed reality, digital technology, computer science and live performance.

For fifty years, the Music Department at the University at Buffalo has maintained and nurtured a commitment to creative and performing artists at the forefront of contemporary music.

The Center for Architecture + Situated Technologies (CAST) is a research center investigating the proliferation of new technologies within the built environment. Our research addresses the implications of mobile and pervasive media, communications and information systems for contemporary architecture and urbanism.

The Exhibit X Fiction Series showcases experimental and innovative fictions: from new novels to anti-novels, from criti-fictions to cross-genre writing, from hypermedia to the avant-pop…to whatever comes next, whatever that may be—fictions that, as yet, have no name.

Watch and discuss classic films, from the beginnings of cinema to the present, every week of the semester with Distinguished Professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson.

Zodiaque Dance Company (ZDC) is the Department of Theatre & Dance’s pre-professional performance company showcasing works by faculty and guest artists. Recognized for its robust stage presence and diversity in styles, Zodiaque is for everyone who dances, wants to dance, or enjoys the spirit of motion. ZDC is rapidly establishing itself as one of higher education's most promising ensembles for cultivating young professional dancers.  

The Center for the Arts presents a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region, and enhances and augment the academic activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo is privileged to have two art galleries dedicated to the university’s mission for academic excellence and service to the community. Each gallery presents a year-round series of exhibitions, providing students and the broader community easy access to thought-provoking art, visiting artists and stimulating educational programs. In addition, the UB Art Galleries provide professional training for graduate and undergraduate students through internships and curatorial opportunities, and support faculty and student research.