Register now for Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles October 2012 Creative Conversations Event:
Sparking Inclusive Dialogue Through Creative Placemaking
This daylong event will explore how creative placemaking can enjoin atypical collaborators in a dialogue not only about art, but also about our community at large. Fostering the cultivation of Los Angeles and areas within it into “creative places” has a positive effect on the arts sector and the region as a whole:
“In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.”
Ann Markusen (Markusen Economic Research Services) and Anne Gadwa (Metris Arts Consulting), “Creative Placemaking,” 2010.
Saturday, October 20
Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
11:00am-4:00pm: conference with catered lunch
4:00pm: Networking mixer at The Griffin, 3000 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
EAL/LA encourages creators, performers, funders, arts administrators and anyone who is interested from any and all fields to attend.
Purchase your $20 ticket today!
The keynote speaker for the symposium is John Malpede, the Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. LAPD’s mission is to create performances that connect lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.
Following the keynote and a catered lunch, we’ll have an exciting panel discussion with: Anne Bray, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Freewaves Engagement with edgy, demanding, enlightening art by a broad public is Bray’s mission…She is a visual instigator and translator.
Brian Janeczko, Architectural and Industrial designer and fabricator, Janeczko will speak about how technology and craft are impacting the traditional notions of and venues for community based public art. He will also speak about his experiences as founder and director of the architectural cycling group BikeHaus.
Dan Kwong, Project Director of Collaboratory at Great Leap, Inc. Culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and nationality all come under scrutiny in his innovative performances which weave together storytelling, multimedia, poetry, striking visuals, dynamic physicality and a generous sense of humor.
To learn more about this event and the speakers, read the Press Release.
To purchase your ticket now, please visit: http://ealla.kintera.org/ecommerce