Wyoming Arts Council

Seattle conference blends art & civics

Registration is now open for the Alliance of Artists Communities 18th annual conference, exploring what it means as an artist-centered organization to be a full participant in civic life, engaging in the global community, supporting artists working in social justice and public or community art, and integrating support for artists, creativity, and innovation into public policy.Join national and international leaders who engage artists and community, including artists’ residency directors, arts funders, civic leaders, activists, artists, and others. Keynote speakers
William ClevelandThursdayNovember 13

William Cleveland is author of Art and Upheaval (New Village Press, 2008) and director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community.

Richard AndrewsFridayNovember 14

Richard Andrews served for 20 years as director of the Henry Art Gallery at University of Washington, and for three years as director of the visual arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts. He is president of the Skystone Foundation, which manages James Turrell’s Roden Crater in Arizona. Session highlightsPublic art and civic engagementPublic policy and the arts: making the caseArtists residencies support art for social changeArtists communities and urban renewalEngaging rural communitiesArtists communites as eco-stewardsCross-discipline collaboration: integrating arts and social serviceFunding social change through artists and artists communitiesEvents at Hedgebrook | Henry Art Gallery | Tashiro Kaplan Lofts | Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center | Pilchuck Glass School | Richard Hugo House | Suyama Space | Tacoma Art Museum | Tacoma Museum of Glass | Western Bridge For more information, visit www.artistcommunities.org/conference

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