Attend Pittsburgh 2015
The three-day conference will take place April 17–19 and explore the theme of Place and Revolution. The conference will bring an international focus and perspective to the creative work that is taking place in the local Pittsburgh community. Open Engagement will highlight local artists and organizations through series of micro-boosting grants for projects that will be activated throughout the city.
What is the role of artists in defining place and creating change in the world? How are artists working in communities today? Open Engagement 2015 features keynote presenters Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses and Emily Jacir and focuses on the theme of Place and Revolution. The keynote speakers will bring together international perspectives on locality and change that will include artists’ role in the creative revitalization of communities, to their role in global transformation.
The conference will begin on Friday April 17th. Open Engagement will highlight the work of local artists and organizations supporting, presenting, and creating social art through a series of catalytic grants made by The Sprout Fund to support projects that will be activated throughout the city. It will culminate in a weekend of programming at Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museum of Art which will include presentations that activate the campus and the galleries.