IACE International Creative Research Lab

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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
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
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.
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

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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


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