This site is the home for the “Community Connections & Professional Practice Symposium” coming this November 2, 2012.
Geared for culture workers, arts managers, business practitioners, artists, board members, and arts and culture educators, the symposium explores ways in which art and community are critically connected.
During the symposium’s half-day learning experience, we will: explore how local art and culture groups collaborate to create and inspire collective and individual art; promote ways in which to manage artistic vision and budgetary responsibilities through not-for-profit boards, examine one’s own role in transmedia and rhizomatic production; and advise through practical experiences.
The symposium recognizes and celebrates the 15th Anniversary of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers and highlights its impact within the national arts and culture sector of practice and scholarship. We are very pleased to welcome keynote speaker, David Darts, of NYU’s Department of Art & Art Professions who will be present for the day and offer his insights on the importance of CultureWork over the past 15 years.
Workshop sessions will be led by arts professionals and scholars such as David Turner, Alice Parman, and Darrel Kau whose professional and teaching practices are related to community connections locally, regionally, and nationally. Local artists such as Betsy Wolfston (ceramic artist) and Elizabeth Hoffman (fiber artist) and local arts organizations such as DIVA, MECCA, and the Lane County Historical Society are also participating.
The Community Connections and Professional Practice symposium is the launch of a broader focus for the week that follows, leading up to Randy Cohen’s visit on November 9 to discus the Arts & Economic Prosperity survey conducted by UO Arts & Administration students and Americans for the Arts.
The symposium is being organized through the UO’s Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) and is sponsored by the City of Eugene Cultural Services division.
We are excited to see everyone on November 2, 2012! Mark your calendars!
(Above Image: Community Connections & Professional Practice Symposium logo by Sisy Anderson)