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Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…


Credit source: Americans for the Arts

Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.

WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS.

For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to convention.artsusa.org/action/register. Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to convention.artsusa.org/about to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.

 

 

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Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

March 10 / 18

Hello, creative people! I have something for the literary peeps. The Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference 2018 will be taking place this June. Here are just a few things to look at…


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5th Annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

The 5th annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program and the Franklin Environmental Center.

 

2018 DATES AND LOCATION

Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2018.  The conference will take place at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont.

 

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused workshops coupled with specialized classes focusing on the craft of writing. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual, focused attention, and critique. All participants will also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what was said in the workshop itself. Established editors, literary agents, and publishers will give presentations on placing work in magazines and navigating the environmental book publishing world…5

Click here to see 2017 Schedule.

 

2018 FACULTY AND GUESTS

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will feature seven workshops with up to ten participants in each group. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers including poets Brooks Haxton and Amber Flora Thomas; fiction writer Luis Alberto Urrea; and nonfiction writers Ted Genoways, Deirdre Heekin, Scott Russell Sanders, and Ginger Strand.  In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

For more, please click on this link.

 

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Wednz Scene: Bonnaroo 2018

Wednz Scene: Bonnaroo 2018

January 10 / 18

One more thing…Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is happening this year at Manchester, Tennessee. Here is the line up for this year’s festival.


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2018 Comedy & More To Be Announced!

Tickets On Sale Friday at 10am ET

For more information, please go to this website, www.bonnaroo.com. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

Image source: The Tennessean