Sunday, March 13, 2011

Edmonton Arts Council Speaker Series Starts March 14 - FREE

NEW Speaker Series :: Percolate. Brewing ideas with...Leading minds in the fields of Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management

Join us for the 2011 speaker series, Percolate. Brewing ideas with…., as we explore issues of sustainability in the fields of Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management. 

Series launch: Monday, March 14, 2011

Percolate. Brewing ideas with… Ben Cameron

I believe that the arts are at a moment of fundamental redefinition. With the explosion in technologies and the rise of arts participants (people who write their own poetry, perform their own music, etc) even in the face of declining traditional arts attendance, the arts community must engage in a deep examination of its core purpose. Old notions of sustainable business structures and physical plants are especially ripe for examination in this time and may indeed be antithetical to the demands of the larger world around us. How arts organizations think about their work, not solely as providing products to be consumed but in providing experiences that will serve as springboards to our audience's own creativity, will likely determine their viability in the future. – Ben Cameron, Program Director, Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York.

Where:    Matrix Hotel – Quartz Ballroom
              10640-100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB 
Time:      6:30 PM – Doors
              7:00 PM – Presentation

Tickets to the speaker series are free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Save the date for these upcoming speakers!

April 14, 2011:    Jeff Melanson, Canada's National Ballet School
May 19, 2011:     Nancy Noble, Museum of Vancouver

Presenting partners: Alberta Museums Association, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Heritage Council, Grant MacEwan University

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