As the only system-wide arts research unit, UCIRA seeks to support the most innovative andrelevant arts research taking place at the University of California. We have an interest in work that encourages curricular development and innovative resource-sharing within individual campuses and/or across two or more campuses, as well as expanded praxis/participation-oriented work in which University of California faculty and/or students partner as co-researchers and co-learners with representatives from a broad range of off-campus communities, organizations and agencies. UCIRA is committed to supporting risk-taking research and new forms of cutting-edge practice that might not otherwise find University or extramural support and which both serve to enhance the rank and reputation of the University of California system and California’s dynamic geographic, cultural and economic profile.