A Response to Genocide: Exploring Collective Memory Through Participatory Arts
Moderator: Marisa Beahm Klein, Editor/Writer at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Panelist: Amy Fagin, Executive Director at Beyond Genocide
Panelist: Pete Pin, Photographer and Teaching Artist
Panelist: Dr. Margaret Polizos Peterson, Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of UMdWP at the University of Maryland, College Park
The panel focuses around the question, "How can art respond to and help heal the effects of genocide, exodus, and diaspora?" It will explore how different artistic mediums and organizations have been used to create a conversation in regards to how such atrocities may be prevented in the future.
Building Community: Using Arts Education to Empower Youth Voice
Moderator: Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager at Americans for the Arts
Panelist: Carol A. Bogash, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Panelist: Jon Hinojosa, Artistic/Executive Director of SAY Sí Artistic/Executive Director of SAY Sí
Panelist: Robyne Walker Murphy, Director of Membership Development and Engagement at the National Guild for Community Arts Education
In partnership with Americans for the Arts, we are presenting Building a Community: Using Arts Education to Empower Youth Voice. The arts are vital to community development. The education of young people is a responsibility of our communities. How can we leverage the transformative power of the arts to build youth voice? How can youth voice inform our creative communities? These questions and more will be at the center of the conversation with national leaders in arts education and community development.
Concurrent Roles: Leaders Who Are Artists First
Moderator: Steven Dawson, Associate Director of Marketing and Sales, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company
Panelist: Mark Chalfant, Artistic and Executive Director, Washington Improv Theater
Panelist: Danielle Drakes, Manager of School Programs, Folger Shakespeare Library
Panelist: Caleen Jennings, Professor of Theatre, American University
To create an arts organization, it takes brains, guts, and determination. Panelists reflect on their unique artist/manager narratives as they strive to establish new arts organizations in their communities. Ideas are becoming a reality requires persistence, strategy, and possibly a little luck. The conversation will highlight the tools, connections, and motivations of the panelists to inspire young entrepreneurs and arts leaders.
Hitting Refresh on Your Organization: Renewal and Rebranding
Moderator: Lisa Richards Toney, Vice President and Chair of Strategic Planning for the Mosaic Theater Company of DC Board of Directors
Panelist: Maureen Dwyer, Executive Director of Sitar Center
Panelist: Cathy Crane Frankel, Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections of the National Building Museum
Panelist: Adele Robey, CEO and Co-Founder of Anacostia Playhouse
Organization renewal and rebranding can be daunting. Whether it is a renovation, a merger or a need to shake things up, our expert panelists have already undergone the process and are here to share their stories. We have captured panelists at various stages of renewal and rebranding from different fields to provide a fresh take on how to survive and succeed.
Labor Unions and Their Role in the Arts
Moderator: Andrew Taylor Professor at American University and Founder of "The Artful Manager" weblog
Panelist: Monica O. Montgomery, Director of the Museum of Impact, Co-Founder of Museum Hue, & founding member of Museum Workers Speak
Panelist: Paul H. Schultz, and Associate Professor at Howard University
Panelist: Marissa LaRose, Assistant General Manager Arena Stage
As more workers enter the field, and the work of arts organizations more demanding, the topic of labor unions in the arts is becoming more paramount to arts workers. This panel will look at labor unions in the arts from the perspective of a formal union for theater musicians, informal labor unions like Museum Workers Speak, and labor unions from the viewpoint of the arts organization.
Law and Art: Simplifying the Complex
Moderator: Peter C. Wolk, Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Nonprofit Law
Panelist: Patricia Aufderheide, Founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact and Professor in the School of Communication at American University
Panelist: Christine Haight Farley, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law
Panelist: John L. Simson, Executive-in-Residence and Program Director Business and Entertainment at Kogod School of Business, American University
The intersection of art and the law can get complicated very quickly. From copyright to fair use, to intellectual property - there's a lot for arts managers to know. Our distinguished panelists navigate these waters every day and are here to help demystify the legalese. Join them for a conversation that will leave you with a better understanding of the basics of law in the art world