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 in Joshua Tree, CA 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.
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
This year's conference is scheduled for October 8th, from 9am to 1pm at the University of Redlands, Orton Center. We'll be exploring how the arts can work across sectors to better our communities. Through presentations, conversations and the opportunity to network, you'll be introduced to other potential collaborators interested in the role that creativity can play in solving problems and strengthening the fabric of our communities.