The panel is open only to conference attendees.
Artists and Funders Working Together to Meet the Challenges
Tuesday, October 16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Organized by Barbara Schaffer Bacon,
co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts; Pam Korza,
co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts; Alyson Pou,
professional development program director, Creative Capital.
Presented by Maria Bauman, director of
education and community engagement, Urban Bush Women; Xavier Cortada,
artist-in-residence, Florida International University College of Architecture +
The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity; Carlton Turner, director,
Space is limited at offsite sessions, so a ticket is required. Tickets
will be available at the registration desk beginning at 7:00 am on Tuesday
morning. If the tickets for a session are all gone, you will know that it is
full and can make another choice.
Buses for offsite sessions will depart from the main entrance of the hotel at
2:00 pm on Tuesday.
As more and more artists are linking their creative
work to community, civic, and social goals, arts funders are playing a
significant role in supporting their efforts. While artists may begin a project
with a vision for social change, complex circumstances and challenges can
compromise the end result. What practical tools and skills do artists need to
help insure that the full intention of their work is realized? In this session
artists and funders will give a snapshot of key challenges socially engaged
artists face and training models and specific professional development tools
that have been used to successfully navigate complex projects, as well as
mistakes made and lessons learned.
More at http://conference.giarts.org/sessions/tue13.html
One of three panelists, Cortada will speak about his participatory art practice (which is based at Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity, where he serves as artist-in-residence). Cortada will also discuss his FLOR500 project. FLOR500 is an art | nature | history project that Cortada developed to engage communities in commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing on Florida's shores. Learn more at www.flor500.com