Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County, is pleased to announce that our sixth annual conference will be held on Saturday, October 5that San Bernardino Valley College in the heart of the City of San Bernardino. Our Creative People’s Conferenceis an invitation to explore how the arts reconnect us through our shared humanity, cultivate a space for healing, and provide an opportunity for generative dialogue across geographic and perceived distances.
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Closing reception for “Self and Place: ReFinding San Bernardino County”
4-6pm at the Gresham Gallery
Creative People’s Conference
8:30-9:00 am Check-in and Registration (Business Management conference B-100)
9:00-9:20 am Acknowledgement of Land
9:25-9:35 am Welcome, Orientation for the Day
9:40-10:15 am Opening Movement – Dancer-led Audience Engagement –
Maura Townsend – San Bernardino Valley College instructor and Founder of Project 21
10:15-10:35am Welcome by San Bernardino Valley College President and/or
Board of Trustees representative
(Short Intro about style of presentation/length of time for each speaker, etc)
10:40-11:40 am Artists as Experiential and Cultural Guides, Panel and Presentations
11:40-Noon Networking and meet the artists for a pre-lunch conversation, art activities outside
Noon-12:45pm Explore the campus, meet new friends
There will be an optional tour of the art facilities on campus
Music provided by SBVC group **
12:45pm Meet back at Business Management conference center – B-100 Building
(all conference participants will select an artist (individual or group) as a guide(s) with whom they most resonate to work with for the afternoon)
1:00-1:45pm Artist Guided Action: facilitators and participants gather for introductions, dialogue and
1:50-2:30pm Working through to Action: exploring in the same group collective problem-solving or prototypes for ways to move forward in the participants identified local opportunity area.
2:30-2:45pm Groups all meet back in main conference area (transition time)
2:45-3:30pm Groups share the results of their work, visually or performatively.
3:35-3:50 Thank you and closing notes
4:00-5:00pm Performances in the courtyard in front of the Gresham gallery.
SBVC student group
Until 6pm Closing Reception with snacks and wine. Note that the closing reception for this event is free and open to the public. Please register for this portion of the event so we have accurate numbers for refreshments.
**Guides and Groups for Afternoon workshops**
Content Outline - Full descriptions coming soon.
"Artist-run spaces and Creative Entrepreneurship"
Our current creative community is one of entrepreneurs and problem-solvers. We are up to the challenges and opportunities of creating space for the arts/artists in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the Inland Region. Come learn from a few leaders navigating this terrain and about some of the skills you never thought you needed to have as an artists to do this work.
Facilitators: Andrew Thompson, Founder of The Little Gallery of San Bernardino, Daniel Gohman, Founder of The Artlands, Cynthina Huerta, Co-Founder of Inland Mujures.
"Community Organizing and Environmental Justice: Empowering communities with artistic tools"
Led by Anthony Victoria - Communications Director at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. With additional guest facilitators to be announced shortly.
This community action-oriented workshop will include a printing lab element supported by Duane Kellum.
"Strengthening the Arts in Schools"
“ What does arts education look like in your local school or community? Come learn about the arts education landscape in California and San Bernardino County with our regional experts from the California Arts Project. Where, how and with whom do our students receive instruction in the visual and performing arts? Does this happen during the school day, after school? What are the current California standards, requirements, and best practices? What are your local resources and networks for advancing this work collectively?
"Healthy Communities: the intersection of cities and neighborhoods"
a. Collaboratively activating public space for safer communities and schools: why would you paint a crosswalk
and best practices.
b. Led by Mark Friis, Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator, San Bernardino Department of Public Health
c. Additional facilitators, Justine Garcia, discussing the Healthy Rancho Cucamonga initiative and a recent art
partnership for a similar project.
Interested in sponsoring this event?
As a sponsor of the 2016 Arts Connection Conference, your support contributes to the advancement of the visual and performing arts in San Bernardino County, benefitting artists, performers, educators, art administrators, businesses and countless communities throughout the county. The exposure you receive as a sponsor puts you in front of key decision makers. Sponsors may choose one of six visibility packages. Any pre-designed package may be tailored to t the particular needs and interests of your organization.
Download the Sponsorship Packet below.
ARTS CONNECTION CONFERENCE PARTNERS
Chaffey Community Museum of Art
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health - Safe Routes to Schools Program
The Arts Area
Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council
Chaffey College: School of Visual and Performing Arts
ARTS RESOURCING: GATHERING AND CULTIVATING OUR COMMUNITIES:
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, municipalities, and organizations 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 county-wide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.
Registration is $30 for members, $60 for non-members and includes lunch!
When you click through to register you will be invited to join other arts and cultural experiences pre-and-post conference. These additional experiences are fundraisers for Arts Connection programming so please spread the word about the Sound Bath and A-Z west tour. These experiences can be booked separately from the conference registration.
Continue reading for the full conference schedule
Arts & urban policy expert , Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson and County Supervisors Josie Gonzales and Chair James Ramos to Headline Arts Connection Annual Conference
San Bernardino, California- Arts professionals from throughout San Bernardino County and surrounding areas will convene on Saturday, September 26 in Rancho Cucamonga for a full day of networking, presentations, and workshops about creative placemaking as well as cultural planning and public art.
Creative placemaking is a growing field of practice that leverages the arts to revitalize communities while also addressing broader social and economic issues. The focus will be on developing creative placemaking strategies which artists and organizations can implement in their own communities, sparking creative entrepreneurship, engaging new audiences and strengthening individual municipalities and the County as a whole. Opening remarks will be delivered by James Ramos, Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
We are very pleased to share that Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson will be our keynote speaker. She is an Arts and Urban Policy Specialist with expertise is in comprehensive community revitalization, systems change, dynamics of race and ethnicity and the roles of and arts and culture in communities. She is Senior Advisor to the Kresge Foundation and also consults with national and regional foundations and government agencies. In 2013, President Obama appointed Dr. Jackson to the National Council on the Arts. She is on the advisory board of Lambent Foundation and on the boards of directors of Alliance for California Traditional Arts and LA Commons. Dr. Jackson has been adjunct faculty at Claremont Graduate University and University of Southern California, and the 2014-2015 James Irvine Foundation Fellow in Residence at Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Jackson will be moderating our first panel, titled "Growing a Creative Culture." Panelists include Rhonda Lane Coleman, Director 29 Palms Art Gallery; John Worden, Director of the Ontario Museum of Art and History; Catherine Tessier, Jeved Inc.; and Kathleen Gallego, artist and Founder/Director of Avenue 50 and The California Arts Council.
Our second panel of the day will feature artists and organizations from a variety of disciplines sharing their projects and experiences with community engagement. The panel, titled “Artists and Organizations Creating Community,” will be moderated by photographer and Cal State San Bernardino Professor of Art, Thomas McGovern. It will include an impressive line up: Kim Stringfellow, artist, educator and Guggenheim fellow; Johanna Smith, puppet and performance artist and Professor of Theatre at CSU San Bernardino; Josiah Bruny, musician and CEO of Music Changing Lives; and artist/activist Michael Segura of San Bernardino Generation Now. This will be followed by three afternoon breakout sessions: “Art Making as City Making, an interactive workshop”, with James Rojas, an urban planner and founder of Place it!; “Technology to Temporary: Public Art Pursuits”, with public art expert and consultant, Lesley Elwood of Lesley Elwood and Associates; and “Making Greater Impact,” with Daniel Foster, who served as a founding Board Member of Arts Connection and former Executive Director of Oceanside Museum of Art.
“The arts and culture play a critical role in the economic recovery of the Inland Empire. This conference is a great opportunity to bring ideas and partners together,” states Kathryn Ervin, Arts Connection’s Board Chair and Professor of Theatre Arts at Cal State San Bernardino. “Artists and organizations will be discussing their projects alongside civic leaders, urban planners and private industry. Creative placemaking calls upon these diverse sectors to come together and engage communities through the arts, sparking change and innovation in their wake while bringing programming to communities that are often underserved.”
The conference will provide the most current, practical information and tools available to help visual and performing artists, administrators, organizations, educators and students develop creative placemaking strategies across sectors, which they can then implement in their own communities. The conference is being organized by Arts Connection, the non-profit Arts Council of San Bernardino County, in partnership with the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. It will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.
The conference is free to all members of Arts Connection. One-year membership start at only $25 for individuals (and $10 for students). Pre-registration for the conference is highly encouraged. Registration is available on the Arts Connection website, at http://artsconnectionnetwork.org/events/conference-registrationor by phone at 909-537-5809.