Beyond "Art"

A Community Perspective

Session Designer: Peter Pennekamp, Humboldt Area Foundation

There are powerful lessons to be learned from considering the full ecology of art within the life of a community; lessons that derive from art as a human and community process, not simply as a product. This panel will share experiences derived from long-term community engagement in cultural life. What kind of art does the community value? What is the role of the amateur? Is the private grantmaking community missing the boat on potentially powerful investments that don't meet the traditional guidelines? Who are the natural but surprising community advocates for the arts and why do they care? Is the debate over “good art” vs. “social work” just a funder-driven distinction? Do we have to stop using the word "art" to realize its full potential?


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