2006 Conference Proceedings

Beantown Remix
Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts


November 12–15, 2006


Advocates, instigators, abolitionists, suffragists. Cyberartists, high tech. Catalyze! Empower! Convene! Red brick and brownstones. Streets that wander from pasture to plaza and culture to community. Where old greets new: civic potential, tension, texture, triumph. First People, immigrants, students, politicians. Dancers, painters, poets. Arts in action. Ships and tea. Taxation with representation. A revolution again. This is the art of it. Boston.

Beantown Remix highlighted the assets of the region's arts community while continuing and deepening conversations had begun at earlier conferences. A list of topics that were explored include: historic preservation, working artists and cultural tourism, research and cultural economic development, cultural democracy and civic dialogue, arts education, support for individual artists, and the intersection between art and technology.

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Conference Proceedings: Break-out Sessions

  • Organized by Janis Foster, executive director, Neighborhood Small Grants Network, Presented by Janis Foster; Che Madyun, small grants consultant, Mabel Louise Riley Foundation; and Joel Ratner, program officer, The Cleveland Foundation
  • Organized by Ann McQueen, senior program officer, The Boston Foundation, Presented by Anne Freeh Engel, associate; Technical Development Corporation (TDC); Susan Nelson, principal, TDC; and Ann McQueen