IACE International Creative Research Lab

a dancer performs.

Seeking students to engage with IACE- International Artists & Cultural Exchange, hosted by the UB Department of Theatre & Dance, bringing artists from around the world to UB, promoting interdisciplinary activities and extending dialogue into the community.

Project description

IACE-International Artistic & Cultural Exchange. The UB Department of Theatre & Dance is home to the IACE Program. Since its inception in 1994, IACE fosters a better understanding of multicultural heritages by researching, producing and presenting thought provoking, critical, innovative and interactive performing arts programs.

In a striking approach generated by Founding Director Maria S. Horne, IACE brings artists from around the world to our university, promotes interdisciplinary activities within UB, makes possible for UB to participate in renowned international events, and extends the dialogue into the community on a multitude of levels.

IACE has made possible for the Department of Theatre & Dance to participate in over a dozen international festivals, providing students with international learning experiences and UB faculty with multicultural research and development opportunities. Numerous delegations of our IACE Creative Research Team have recurrently represented UB in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece, France, Mexico, Romania, Spain, and the United States. 

Student researchers can benefit from feedback, workshops, and attendance to performances from peers from around the world. 

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Spring
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible Theatre & Dance major preferable but not exclusive. Good academic standing, interested in internationalization and performing arts. Valid passport.
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
Fulbright Scholarship

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Fulbright Scholarship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Maria S. Horne

Associate Professor

Theatre and Dance

285 Alumni Arena

Phone: (716) 645-0580

Email: marhorne@buffalo.edu


To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.