Presented as part of the 2016 Open Engagement conference, and by Arts Research Center and Arts + Design Initiative, in partnership with American Cultures, UC Berkeley and Imagining America.
Whether we are imagining the role of the arts in social change, whether we are imagining new structures for sustaining the arts, artists and organizations increasingly tout the importance of the “cross-sector” partnership. What does it mean to work across non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors? How do partnerships differ depending upon the domain — in public health, cultural policy, public education, urban planning, social entrepreneurship, and more? How do artists, arts leaders, and arts organizations re-skill to establish cross-sector partnerships? What do the arts bring to such partnerships, and when do cultures clash? What new knowledge can be acquired across sectors, and when is it tempting to stay in one’s own lane?
This symposium brings together artists, scholars, curators, industry leaders, community organizers, and cultural administrators to mine the goals, pragmatics, and puzzles of “cross-sector” exchange. In plenary lectures, break-outs, and workshops, we will ask participants to share successful strategies and epic failures in cross-sector collaboration, exploring new practices of art-making, practitioner training, curation, cultural leadership, philanthropy, and cultural investment.
Plenary speakers and session leaders include Andy and Deborah Rappaport (Founders, The Minnesota Street Project), Lori Fogarty (CEO, Oakland Museum of California), Laura Raicovich (Executive Director, Queens Museum), Deborah Fisher (Executive Director, A Blade of Grass Foundation), Ben Grant (Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR), Nora Silver (Director, Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership, UC Berkeley), Dominic Willsdon (Curator of Education and Public Practice, SFMOMA), Catherine Cole (Department Chair and Professor, UC Berkeley), Shannon Jackson (Director, Arts Research Center and Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design, UC Berkeley), Paul Ramírez Jonas (Artist), Kevin Bott (Associate Director, Imagining America), and many others. See complete schedule below.
Please register online for CROSS-SECTOR programing at http://arts.berkeley.edu/cross-sector-conference/. This event is free and open to the public.
Cross-Sector begins on Thursday, April 28. See the complete line-up here.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Break-out Session #4: Arts & Business | Cross Sector Pedagogy
Sara Beckman, Business and Engineering, UC Berkeley
Catherine M. Cole, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
Amanda Eicher, Art Practice, UC Berkeley
Marymoore Patterson, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley
Moderated by: Patty Debenham, Debenham Consulting
Breakout Session #5: Imagining America: Models for outreach
Kevin Bott, Imagining America
jesikah maria ross, Capital Public Radio