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Art relies on audiences to provide meaning and support. With relevance a new buzz word in funding circles, the next Leadership in the Arts Summit examines best-practice and leading thinking around how art and audience come together. The one day conference will feature leading national thinkers and local panelists around the ideas of stewarding audiences/publics.
The Student Leadership Board wants to dialogue. Instead of relying on internet aggregators, they have identified essays and articles to spark the discussion about these pressing topics in arts leadership. Join us for food and conversation
March 27: 4411 Montrose
Student Leadership board members Melinda Laszczynski and Brandon Zech have curated Scenes, the inaugural Student Leadership Board Programs Event. This pop-up gallery features three artists ho have graduated from or are currently enrolled in UH's School of Art: of John Forse, Cheyanne Ramos, and Sandra de la Rosa.
Friday, November 14, 2014
University Center Theater
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Arts Leadership and presented by Houston Arts Alliance, this conversation between ArtPlace America Executive Director Jamie Bennett and HAA's Jonathon Glus will explore the realities around the increasingly discussed ideas of Creative Placemaking - a movement that reimagines public spaces at the heart of every community, a transformative approach and a philosophy that inspires people to create and improve their public places.
As part of UH Homecoming Week, UH Arts Alumni were invited to mingle with current students at a reception and panel discussion. The Success in the Arts Panel featured five UH Arts alumni from varying stages of their careers, to discuss their unique artistic journey and how they have defined and attained success over the years.
The Center for Arts Leadership participated in the Western Arts Alliance's Panel in San Antonio. Wagan will moderated a panel featuring Ron Berry (Artistic Director, Fusebox Festival); Amada Cruz (Executive Director, Artpace); Michael Anthony Garcia(Visual Artist & Curator).
November 3, 2014
Center for Arts Leadership Director Sixto Wagan participated in this national convening. The onsite participants included 26 representatives from dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary organizations along with national arts leaders and was facilitated by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, author, teacher, and co-director of Americans for the Arts' Animating Democracy initiative.
Dinner Vention 2,
Leadership in the Arts Summit - UH Alumni Center
Center for Creative Work - Arts in Houston Lecture Series: Part III
Leadership through Creative Evolution
November 13, 5-7pm
Center for Arts Leadership Director Sixto Wagan looked at leadership and the artistic process, asking if “Leadership” is an art form. From the framework of Houston art scene and the national dialogue on the arts since the mid-90s, Wagan examined the evolution of leadership models in the non-profit arts field. He touched on organizational life cycles, representation at policy tables and the continuing hybridization of the arts field.
Tuesday, November 12 - 5:30-7:30PM
Profiles in Leadership Reception
Celebrating the partnership with monthly culture magazine Arts+Culture: Texas and the launch of Profiles in Leadership with featured guests Selven O'Keef Jarmon and Bulwela Bam.
Read the feature here.
Friday, October 25: 9am - 6pm
Every year at the Creative Time Summit, the most innovative artists, activists, critics, writers, and curators come together in New York to engage with one another and a global audience about how they are attempting to change our world in unprecedented ways. Participants range from art world luminaries and rural community organizers to international activists. The Center for Arts Leadership and Project Row Houses partnered to host the Houston screening and initiate creative conversations exploring how these international topics impact our local community. Keynote speakers included: Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory; Lucy Lippard, Critic and Writer; Rebecca Solnit, Writer, with an insightful and provocative discussion with Houston's Rick Lowe, Founding director of Project Row Houses.
*indicates Summit Screening Site Exclusive Web Events
Watch the presentations and panels from the summit. Read a reaction to the event. Read the full schedule.
Want to read up about Creative Placemaking and Creative Economies? The 2010 NEA Executive summary and Artplace are two national funding sources for Creative Placemaking. Creative Time 2103 Summit Panelist Anne Gadwa Nicodemus has published an update in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader (Summer2012). Also, thought-provoking posts about Outcomes and Logic Models from Createquity and it has links to a number of alternative responses.
October 17, 2 – 5PM: A Taste of the Arts
Indulge your senses and sample the best of th the arts at UH!