Preconferences for 2014: June 12-13

Arts Education & Advocacy Preconference

Empowering Arts Education Advocates: Manageable Arts Education Advocacy in Your Community

Arts education is so necessary for so many reasons- and yet many communities have tremendous difficulty making the case. Come take part in this deep training experience designed to help participants understand the ins and outs of advocacy for arts education on a local level. The Empowering Arts Education Advocates preconference is designed around four detailed case studies and will incorporate a site visit to the famed Pearl Cohn High School recording studio. It will also include the release of a new set of tools and resources developed by Americans for the Arts that participants will be able to immediately begin utilizing back in their home communities to make the case for arts education.

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Arts Leadership Preconference

Leading Change: Emerging and Mid-Career Leaders Making Change Happen Through Art

The arts field, like many communities across America, is experiencing a tremendous and potentially highly disruptive amount of change. What’s being made, who’s coming, when and where it’s happening - constants that have carried the field for decades - are all shifting. We need leaders who are equipped to not only ride out those changes, but to take the reins. Join us for Leading Change, a preconference specifically designed for emerging and mid-career arts leaders who seek to harness shifting demographics, forms, delivery mechanisms, and technology to create a more vibrant artistic field for tomorrow.

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Public Art & Placemaking Preconference

Reclaim, Reinvest, Reinvent: Public Art & Placemaking in the 21st Century

Join us for the 2014 Public Art and Placemaking preconference to reclaim, reinvest, and reinvent the way we talk about and create public art in America. Using local and national case studies, public art and placemaking tours, and the best experts the public art field has to offer, this revamped preconference - the best public art educational and networking opportunity of the year - promises to spark conversation and action for the future of public art. Centered around the three core themes, this preconference will also include the landmark Year in Review presentation, portfolio reviews, coaching, and a special session on the role of artists in public art and placemaking. Don’t miss it!

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