Arts & Culture

2014 Annual Convention: Arts in Crisis

Arts in Crisis: How the Arts Heal Communities After Disaster

The world is in turmoil. Natural and man-made disasters have become a too-frequent presence on the news. In the aftermath, the arts have a vital role to play in healing. How can arts organizations best aid communities after disaster strikes?
This session addresses issues of community engagement, public art, and public value. This session is part of the Arts and Community sessions.

2014 Annual Convention: The Power of Art to Transform Communities

In a quickly transforming and fast-diversifying world (racially, economically, culturally, generationally), how can arts and culture maintain or regain standing as a core public value to our communities? How can the work we do and the institutions and artistic webs of individuals that we foster better empower and engage a community that is shifting underneath our feet? In this, our opening plenary for the second day, Timothy J. McClimon, the president of the American Express Foundation, moderates a panel conversation among artists, administrators, and activists on how art can be viewed as essential to the local communities of the future. He will be joined on stage by Graham W.J. Beal, the Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, noted theatre, dance and multimedia artist and Director of Performing Arts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. This session is part of the Arts and Community sessions.

 

2014 Annual Convention: Three Studies that Prove Art Can Change the World

It’s so nice when you can use research to draw a straight line to impact, isn’t it? Hear about three studies—one each in public art, arts education, and presentational art—making policy makers rethink the arts’ impact. This session addresses issues of advocacy, arts education, engagement, evaluation, public art, public value, and research.  This session is part of the Building Core Skills (101’s) sessions.

 

2014 Annual Convention: The Power of Art to Transform Society

We say it a lot, but sometimes it is actually true: art has the power to change whole societies. In this closing plenary, look to the future with three next generation arts leaders to see how a transforming world is the perfect place for the arts and culture to create seismic change. Moderated by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America.

 

2014 Annual Convention: Arts Advocacy Success Stories Happening Right Now

Need a little inspiration about the pay off of other peoples’ perspiration? Check out four advocacy rockstars from local arts agencies as they detail their advocacy wins and give you ideas on how you can bring that success right back home! This session addresses issues of advocacy, arts education, fundraising, leadership, public value, and research. This session is part of the Building Core Skills (101’s) sessions.

 

2014 Annual Convention: Research Round-Up

Americans for the Arts’ Randy Cohen serves as ringleader in a special lightning round session on the big research projects so far in 2014. Come empty, leave full up for sure! This session addresses issues of evaluation and research.

 

Videos Made Courtesy of Americans for the Arts. Please visit their website at www.americansforthearts.org/

 

 

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