Arizona State University’s Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship presents its 5th Biennial Pave Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts in collaboration with the UW-Madison Bolz Center for Arts Administration on May 5-6, 2017. The theme of the 2017 symposium is: “Arts Entrepreneurship In, With, and For Communities.” Participants will explore the nature of arts entrepreneurial action in community settings and modes of interaction between artists and their communities. Framed by an interactive workshop on Critical Response Process led by Liz Lerman and John Borstel, and anchored by a keynote speech by Carlton Turner, founding executive director of Alternate Roots, the symposium will also include concurrent sessions on theory, practice, and pedagogy for arts entrepreneurship in, with, and for communities.
Until we reimagine the way we capitalize the cultural life of communities, we will not realize its transformative potential. Low-income and communities of color receive a disproportional amount of the capital deployed across the cultural sector annually. Practitioners in rural and native contexts experience this inequity acutely as a result of the comparably weak fiscal capacity of public institutions and sparse philanthropic investment. These forces combine to exacerbate the vulnerability of rural and native cultural ecologies, limiting their potential to affect positive social change. Join me to learn about the Alternative Capital Working Group’s efforts to reimagine the way we resource cultural development work by adopting and adapting innovative investment strategies.
The 2nd UCLG Culture Summit will take place May 10-13, 2017 in Province of Jeju, Republic of Korea. The Summit is the leading annual convening for municipal governments and key stakeholder groups concerned with advancing the essential role of culture in sustainable development. I will participate in an interactive panel that will examine different approaches to evaluating cultural aspects of sustainable development.
Entitled “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities,” the 2nd UCLG Culture Summit will respond to the growing importance given to the nexus of culture, cities and sustainable development by international organizations and frameworks by focusing on the following themes:
Implementing Culture 21 Actions: How are cities in different world regions working to fully integrate culture in their sustainable development strategies, programs, and projects? What progress can we observe? What are the challenges?
Towards a Global Culture 2030 Goal: The Summit will review progress made towards the goals outlined in the UN 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda and identify critical steps to strengthen global knowledge on culture and sustainable development long-term.
Cultural Rights and Local Alliances for Culture: Participants will learning from emerging efforts around the world to advance cultural rights and inclusive practices. Around the world, many cities have established participatory models of local governance have integrated cultural practices into sustainable development. Internationally, progress in the field of cultural rights is also being made by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, who will present current research at the 2017 Summit.
Event: The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation
Date: October 5th and 6th 2015
Location: San Diego, California
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, and the Neighborhood Funders Group will host this national convening on effective practices and new approaches to evaluating place-based initiatives.
“The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation” builds on two prior events hosted by the Aspen Institute “Towards a Better Place” and the University of Southern California “Prioritizing Place” to provide a deeper, targeted discussion about how to use evaluation to improve understanding of place to accelerate change.
The results of this convening will be curated into a central portal, designed to extend the lessons learned from GEO’s Place-Based Evaluation Community of Practice. This convening, and its resulting Community of Practice, will ensure an ongoing dialogue for continued learning on place-based evaluation’s role in affecting positive change. Stay tuned for a review of the event and the insights that emerge.
Photo credit: J.R. – Inside Out Project – Naplouse, Palestine (2011)