Arts Advocacy Day is a chance for arts leaders and the public to connect with each other and policymakers through a day long celebration of the arts considering new, innovative, and effective ways for policy makers to use funds to support DC artists and enrich the lives of everyone in DC.
DC’s 2016 Arts Advocacy will occur in June with additional details posted soon!
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DC’s 2015 Arts Advocacy Day
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GW Corcoran College of Art and Design
GW Center for Civic Innovation
Big Think Web Creative
Morning: GW Corcoran School Hammer Auditorium
Afternoon: GW Marvin Center Conference Center
(address details to come)
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
A poem by Gregory Luce (2014 Larry Neal Award Winner)
Keynote Speakers 10:00 – 11:00am
Kay Kendall (Head of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities)
Richard Reyes-Gavilan (Head of the DC Public Libraries)
Ed Lazere (Head of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute)
Andrew Taylor (Professor of Arts Administration)
Andrew Garber (ANC Commissioner)
Joy Ford Austin (Head of the Humanities Council of DC)
Strategies to Enhance the Creative Economy (panel discussion) 11:00am – noon
George Koch (Artomatic)
Eric Shutt (iStrategyLabs)
Shana Glickfield (Beekeeper Group)
Andy Shallal (Busboys and Poets)
Adam Zuckerman (Fosterly)
Luncheon Break Noon to 1:15pm
mix and mingle with speakers, panelists, and fellow arts leaders
The Arts Unconference 1:15 – 3:45
Crowdsourcing ideas and policy initiatives to inclusively move DC forward
The unconference format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and creativity. At the start, all participants will gather and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The process will become clear as it happens. If you’re new to the format, the important part is that everyone will have the opportunity to put sessions on the agenda. All session ideas are welcome.
Example sessions you could lead include:
* exporting music in dc
* increasing film-making in DC
* artist housing
* space for the arts
* social justice and the arts
* anything you want!
The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal. From the well thought out pre-prepared talk reflecting years of research and practice to the spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be fun to talk about. From the demonstration of a working tool to the whiteboarding of something completely new.
The unconference will end with a report out to attending policymakers, including suggestions for policy areas for development.
APPLY TO BE AN EMERGING ARTS LEADER AT ARTS ADVOCACY DAY
Selected emerging arts leaders will receive a free “gold” badge to attend all events, including the plenary sessions, and leaders luncheon, and a private roundtable with policymakers and experienced arts leaders. [Application period has ended.]
APPLY TO BE AN ARTIST ADVOCATE AT ARTS ADVOCACY DAY
You must be a working artist to apply in this category. Selected artist advocates will receive a free “gold” badge to attend all events, including the plenary sessions and leaders luncheon, and a private dialogue with policymakers and experienced arts leaders. Applications must be submitted by April 8, 2015. [Application period has ended.]