This half-day preconference explores the way artists, cultural institutions, and communities forge ethical collaborations that result in lasting and transformative exchanges. The program will begin with a conversation on shifting the practice of philanthropy from charity to justice. We then look at the successes and challenges of collective work, with organizations from the Kenan Project, a three-year initiative to develop a collective impact model with twenty-one cultural institutions through the lens of arts education and community engagement. Conversations that look more specifically at the relationship between artists committed to social change, institutions, and communities will follow.
The preconference is free and open to the public and all registered attendees of Open Engagement. All programming will take place in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Registration is required. Register here.
This program is made possible by The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
3:00 – 3:20pm: Framing the Work
Dr. Dorian Burton, Assistant Executive Director, The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, and Sandra Jackson-Dumont,Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3:30 – 5:00pm: Varied Approaches to Making Connections
Lightning talks by: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Columbia U / Division of Social Science, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Harlem School of the Arts, Lincoln Center Education, National Dance Institute, NYPL Schomburg Center, NYU / Tisch School of the Arts, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, STEM From Dance, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Beautiful Project, The Laundromat Project, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtUrban Arts Partnership, Urban Word, Weeksville Heritage Center
5:15 – 6:00pm: The Artist’s Voice
Rashida Bumbray, Miguel Luciano, and Chloe Bass.
Moderated by Maricelle Robles, Educator-in-Charge, Public Programs and Engagement, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6:30 – 7:30pm: In Closing: Hank Willis Thomas