#LaStoryLab: The Potential of Storytelling through New Mediums
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Art Share L.A. (801 East 4th Place; Los Angeles, CA 90013)
Tickets are $25 for regular admission and $20 with a valid student ID. A catered lunch is included. Get tickets now! (Students: Use promo code “scholarship” to redeem your discount.)
About the Event: Once upon a time the color blue was considered cutting-edge technology for visual artists. Now we are surrounded by seemingly infinite possibilities for expression. The October Creative Conversations symposium explores different ways we use technology to tell stories for artistic, commercial and pragmatic purposes. Join us as we discuss these applied narratives that engage new audiences, solicit social change and question the stage.
Keynote: Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director, The Industry
Artists and Storytellers’ Panel:
- Miwa Matreyek, Animator, Designer, and Mutlimedia Performance Artist, Semi Hemisphere
- Anna Silverman, LA2050
- Jon Gibson and Amanda White, Founders and Co-Owners, iam8bit
Interactive storytelling labs, performances and an onsite mixer round out the day.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
About Creative Conversations
Twice annually, in Spring and Fall, EAL/LA celebrates arts and culture by hosting Creative Conversations events. Creative Conversations were established in 2004 by – and held in tandem with Americans for the Arts in observation of National Arts & Humanities Month (October). EAL/LA’s yearly events proved so popular that, in 2012, a second Creative Conversation was added to its permanent program calendar.
Creative Conversations are part of a nationwide effort to elevate the profile of the the Arts through local gatherings of arts leaders in communities across the country. Each year, networks choose a topic of particular relevancy and/or interest to their local arts community to address, either through speakers, workshops, or round-table discussions. The organization of these events varies from city to city, but the intent remains consistent: to galvanize local and national support for the arts. EAL/LA has a rich history of Creative Conversations, and its October Creative Conversation is the organization’s most highly attended event each year.
Here are some highlights:
2012 still photography by David Marks
Past Creative Conversations
Designing Disruption: How Arts Innovators are Shaking Up the LA Experience
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Playhouse (1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Sparking Inclusive Dialogue Through Creative Placemaking
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Lessons from Social Entrepreneurs: How to Add Value to Your Organization and Career
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10:15am-3:30pm
Location: Plaza de la Raza, Cultural Center for the Arts & Education, Los Angeles, CA
Creative Conversation 2011: Maximize your Impact: Create Growth at Every Point in Your Career
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Annenberg Community Beach House, Los Angeles, CA
Turning Points: Strategies for Success in the Arts During Times of Transition
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Leveraging Networks: Maintain a Thriving Organization, Create Innovative, High Impact Art Programs and Advance Your Professional Career
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Expo Building, Long Beach, CA
Animating Democracy: Arts and Civic Engagement
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA