The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) is an interdisciplinary center of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC. Its mission is to inspire and promote inquiry and experimentation in and across the arts. CIRCA supports innovative project-based research in the Arts by faculty, students, and visiting scholars, and promotes the development of interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that advance the Arts in an environment of emerging technologies.

CIRCA is committed to enhancing the local, national, and global reputation of UMBC in the Arts, and will emphasize and augment the role of the Arts in UMBC’s research mission through lectures, performances, exhibitions, internships, symposia, and other types of scholarly engagement and production.

Recent Submissions


    How can we respond to the ever growing, ever multiplying ecological tragedies without sinking into a quagmire of negativity and fear about the present and the future? Lisa Moren performs a brave and important art of inquiry ...
  • Rembrandt in his Studio: a Cross-Species Installation for the Brids 

    Moren, Lisa
    "This public art project is an installation where birds and humans can share in a visual experience unique to a non-human species. Using the idea that birds see in the ultra-violet spectrum, a low-spectrum violet that ...