Arts ReSourcing: Gathering and Cultivating Our Communities
2018 Arts Conference Schedule
September 29, 2018
Are you a visual, performing or literary artist, arts organizer, arts administrator, or community or civic leader in San Bernardino County?
Join us for an inspiring day highlighting how artists, arts organizations and municipalities from across the county have integrated arts and culture initiatives into a sustainable, community-based approach. This conference will provide an opportunity to network and share your own work and contribute to this evolving countywide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.
Copper Mountain College
Bell Center Community Room
9:00-9:30am Registration & Coffee
9:30-9:45am Welcome: Kathryn Ervin, Board Chair, Arts Connection
Jennifer Kane, Executive Director, Arts Connection
10:00-10:35am Keynote address - Michelle Decker (President of the Community Foundation).
10:45-12:00pm Panel Discussion:
Vibrant San Bernardino: Exploring the range of arts and culture initiatives from across the County.
Join us for an inspiring conversation about the successes and challenges of working with the unique histories and environments and the needs of each of those communities throughout our County.
Moderator: Annie Buckley, Founder and Director of the Community Based Art Program,
(Cal State San Bernardino)
Rialto – Perry Brendts
(Director of Community Services, City of Rialto)
Redlands – Kimberli Munkres
(Redlands Art Collaborative)
Ontario– Nancy DeDiemar
(Board Chair, Chaffey Community Museum of Art)
Victorville – Theresa D. Polley-Shellcroft
(Artist, Studio One Artworks)
Morongo Basin – Teddy Quinn
(Musician, Creator - Beatnik Lounge, Radio Free Joshua Tree)
1:00-1:15pm A word by Chris Clarke
1:15-2:30pm Cultural Planning in Practice
Updates and lessons learned from the Morongo Basin Plan for Arts and Culture, including strategies for other communities looking to engage in this process.
2:30-2:45pm Break / Walk to Rooms
2:45-4:15pm ReSource Sessions and Professional Practice:
(All of these sessions are designed to address the needs of all conference goers: artists, arts administrators, community leaders, civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, etc.)
1. Artists Responding to Community: Outreach and Collaboration in Practice:
Artists have always played a vital role in communities, and they are increasingly working in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways in order to help respond to community needs. Learn about current projects, funding streams and potential pathways that can be tapped towards future efforts. Brainstorm with other artists and civic leaders on our regions current priorities and start exploring new pathways together.
Led by: Danielle Giudici-Wallis (Arts Connection Program Specialist)
Speakers: David Burns of Fallen Fruit; Lesley Elwood & Joanna Keane Lopez from MBATP project; Mark Friis; Stephanie Sanchez; Stephanie Pazarin
2. Demystifying Fiscal Sponsorship:
Are you an artist looking to expands options for funding your work, project partnerships and possibilities? Do you work with a business or non-profit organization who has ever been approached about fiscal sponsorship or underwriting? This session will break down the differences for you and give you practical scenarios to consider as an artist an organization – legal, financial and interpersonal – as well as steps to take to find the right fit and follow the proper procedures and forms to complete.
Led by Patrick Brien (Executive Director of Riverside Arts Council) in conversation with Marcia Geiger (MBCAC Vice President)
Speakers: Marcia Geiger, Vice President MBCAC and board member at Arts Connection
3. Get a Life - The Social Media Landscape Today - Led by Bill Green (Founder/Creative Director of Flurry Agency)
Arts Connection social media consultant and author Bill Green of Flurry presents an interactive, immersive and hands-on look at the current social media landscape we find ourselves in. Meant for anyone regardless of their background or level of experience, it’s a different take on the digital world by a current inhabitant and survior of that social universe. From his years in the agency world to current projects in the High Desert, he’ll share insights and methodologies for how he navigates social media that can apply to anyone.
4. Alternate Methodologies for Creative Expression
The session features a panel of creative professionals committed to art forms such as social practice, experimental sound, performance, written word and pop-up works. Those presenting will discuss inspiration sources, processes, challenges, and their personal fulfillment from engaging in alternative methodologies.
Led by Cathy Allen. -
Panel members: Adrienne Jenik, Karyl Newman, Kate Short, and Richard Soos
5. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
How can we implement our great ideas for a just society in the art world, and in art representation with the economic and social diversity of our desert communities? How do we implement "diverse & inclusive" practices, language, and images into our art practices, organizations, classrooms et. al? This panel shares stories and offers an on-site workshop so that attendees may leave with a new toolkit for diversity & inclusivity practices in their tote bag. Presenters share their experiences organizing communities or creating art work focused on LGBTQIA ++, disabled, mixed-race, African American, Latinax, POC, queer, women, and more.
Led by Tania Hammidi
Speakers: Kathryn Ervin, Vicki Lewis, Alexis Ortega
4:15-4:30pm Break/ Walk Back to Bell Center Community Room
4:30pm Closing Remarks - Chris Clarke
5:00pm Conference Adjourns
6-9pm Conference After Party at Joshua Tree Saloon
Music provided by the Saloon
$26 pre-registration price includes Taco Bar (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)
Thank you to our sponsors
Drs. Ernest and Dorothy Garcia
Cal State San Bernardino- Office of the President
City of Ontario
Community Life & Culture
The Ranch Projects Publishing
Copper Mountain College Foundation
Cultural Planning Group
Gloria Macias Harrison and William Harrison, Jr
Harrison House Music, Art & Ecology
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Chaffey College: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR.com)
Lesley Elwood and Associates
High Desert Test Sites
Riverside Arts Council
Pioneer Crossing Antiques
City of Rialto