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Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place

artliveshereLive webcast Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:00 am-5:00 pm ET. 

Center for Arts Leadership Director Sixto Wagan will be participating in this national convening to create an opportunity for sharing experiences and exchanging key points of view that will benefit creative placemaking practices in the performing arts realm. The onsite participants include 26 representatives from dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary organizations along with national arts leaders and are listed on the Beyond the Building webpage. The conversation will be facilitated by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, author, teacher, and co-director of Americans for the Arts' Animating Democracy initiative. 

UH Arts Alumni Reception and Success in the Arts Panel

Artsalumni2014Thursday November 6, 5:30 - 7:30
Panel discussion begins at 6:30
University Center Theater

As part of UH Homecoming Week, UH Arts Alumni are invited to mingle with current students at a reception and panel discussion. The Success in the Arts Panel features 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.

Creative Placemaking SeriesCreative Placemaking - Building Community or Displacing It?

The Center for Arts Leadership continues to participate in national conversations about Creative Placemaking as part of the Western Arts Alliance's Panel in San Antonio.  Wagan will moderate a panel featuring Ron Berry (Artistic Director, Fusebox Festival); Amada Cruz (Executive Director, Artpace); Michael Anthony Garcia(Visual Artist & Curator).

Creative Placemaking - What it really takes for art to drive placemaking

A conversation between Jamie Bennett (ArtPlace America) and Jonathon Glus (Houston Arts Alliance)

ArtPlaceFriday, November 14, 9:30 - 11AM
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. 

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Spotlight Taiwan: Taste of Taiwan

astc_taiwanNovember 6, 6 - 8PM
Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd

Student Board Member and Masters in Arts Leadership candidate Andrea Huang has coordinated this event at Asia Society Texas Center as part of her practicum.  ASTC will collaborate with local restaurants and vendors to create Taste of Taiwan, a program that explores the vibrancy of Taiwanese street cuisine. Enjoy small bites, snacks, and libations from our cash bar at this only-in-Houston event!

Transported and Renewed

tandrSeptember 1 – November 30, 2014

Houston’s East End, the city’s historic transport hub and neighborhood hugging Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, will be infused with a series of concerts, performances, visual arts installations and more. All events are free.

Center for Arts Leadership in the Media

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Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daiily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.