2017 Arts Connection Annual Conference
September 30, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Copper Mountain College (Bell Center), Joshua Tree
Site-Specific: Creating Opportunities for Arts and Culture: Join us for an inspiring day of presentations, discussions and workshops about creative placemaking, cultural arts planning, professional practices and community-based art. Conference programming will include current practices, tools and strategies that help artists, arts administrators and arts organizations initiate projects that build and strengthen community from within, engaging new audiences and honoring the unique character and quality of place.
The conference will feature a panel on the unique hi-desert region moderated by Bernard Leibov, the Founder and Director of BoxoPROJECTS; an introduction to two County initiatives coming to the Morongo Basin for cultural and active transportation planning; and professional development sessions designed to provide resources and information regarding available funding, and focused sessions for skill development, covering grant writing, portfolio development, marketing, and capacity building.
Stay Late! We have also made available three post-conference art experiences for conference registrants to choose from in the Joshua Tree area! Events include a Sound Bath at the Integratron in Landers at 5:45pm ($35 per person); a tour of the Noah Purifoy Foundation’s Outdoor Museum with Cathy Allen at 4:00pm ($10 per person); and a tour of Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West at 4:00pm ($35 per person). Registration is limited, and advance payment is required. Register here for art experiences-- only available for conference registrants,
10:00am Welcome with Kathryn Ervin, Arts Connection Board Chair
Conference overview, Co-chairs Danielle Giudici Wallis & Sant Khalsa
Opening Remarks with special guest speaker (TBA)
10:30am Panel Discussion. "Creative Placemaking: Local Case Studies"
Moderator: Bernard Liebov, BoxoPROJECTS
Barnett English, Joshua Tree Music Festival
Rebecca Lowry, Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory
Cheryl Montelle, Mil-tree
Eva Soltes, Harrison House Music Arts Ecology
Vanesa Zendajas, High Desert Test Site
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Planning for the Future: An introduction to Morongo Basin Cultural Arts
and Active Transportation Planning
2:00 pm Professional Practices skills workshops for visual artists, performing
artists, musicians, writers and arts administrators.
3:00 pm Adjourn