Arts Advocacy Day

Arts Advocacy Day is a time 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.

 

Looking for the 2015 Arts Advocacy Day participant google drive folder? Click here to access.

 
Event Sponsors:

 

GW Corcoran College of Art and Design
GW Center for Civic Innovation
HumanitiesDC
iStrategy Labs
Big Think Web Creative

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Event Location
 
Morning: GW Corcoran School Hammer Auditorium
Afternoon: GW Marvin Center Conference Center
(address details to come)
 

Invocation 10:00am
 
A poem by Gregory Luce (2014 Larry Neal Award Winner)
 

Keynote Speakers 10:00 – 11:00am

including:
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)
David Garber (ANC Commissioner)
Joy Ford Austin (Head of the Humanities Council of DC)
Jim Graham (Former Ward 1 Councilmember)

 

Strategies to Enhance the Creative Economy (panel discussion) 11:00am – noon

including:
George Koch (Artomatic)
Eric Shutt (iStrategyLabs)
Shana Glickfield (Beekeeper Group)
Andy Shallal (Busboys and Poets)
Adam Zuckerman (Fosterly)

 

Lunch Break Noon to 1:15pm

 

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 FOR 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. Submit your application here. Applications must be submitted by April 8, 2015. [Application period has ended.]

 

APPLY TO BE AN ARTIST ADVOCATE

 

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.]