Alone at the Dance

Funding Audio Art

Organized by Hal Cannon, board member, Fund for Folk Culture
Presented by Hal Cannon; Richard Cahan, program officer, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Sunny Fischer, executive director, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; and Johanna Zorn and Julie Shapiro, Chicago Public Radio's Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Audio and radio arts have seen tremendous energy and activity in recent years. For many young media artists, audio is accessible and has a power and intimacy that can be elusive in the film and video world. Although there are hundreds of film and video festivals throughout the world, audio festivals are rare and funding sources for this art form are just as rare. Join Chicago Public Radio's Third Coast International Audio Festival for a “listening room” session presenting some of the finest independent audio documentary work made today. Participants will also learn more about this re-emerging art form and the impact of funding audio arts. Selected pieces presented will be discussed with an emphasis on both the art of radio and amplification of art through radio. Panelists will also discuss the state of funding as a means to address the larger philanthropic question of funding emerging art forms.