Community Engagement: Artists and Funders Working Together to Meet the Challenges

Tuesday, October 16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Organized by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts; Pam Korza, co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts; Alyson Pou, professional development program director, Creative Capital.

Presented by Maria Bauman, director of education and community engagement, Urban Bush Women; Xavier Cortada, artist-in-residence, Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity; Carlton Turner, director, Alternate ROOTS.

Space is limited at offsite sessions, so a ticket is re­quired. Tickets will be avail­able at the reg­is­tration desk beginning at 7:00 am on Tuesday mor­ning. If the tickets for a session are all gone, you will know that it is full and can make another choice.

Buses for offsite sessions will depart from the main entrance of the hotel at 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

As more and more artists are linking their creative work to community, civic, and social goals, arts funders are playing a significant role in supporting their efforts. While artists may begin a project with a vision for social change, complex circumstances and challenges can compromise the end result. What practical tools and skills do artists need to help insure that the full intention of their work is realized? In this session artists and funders will give a snapshot of key challenges socially engaged artists face and training models and specific professional development tools that have been used to successfully navigate complex projects, as well as mistakes made and lessons learned.

Session Location: Miami Beach Urban Studios, Florida International University, College of Architecture + The Arts
Located in the iconic Art Deco 420 Lincoln Road building, the Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) gives undergraduate and graduate students of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts a unique opportunity to study for one semester in one of the most vibrant, artistic urban centers in the world. Students utilize expansive studio space, practice and performance spaces for music and theatre, and gallery/exhibition spaces, while working with design firms and arts organizations in the area. MBUS offers a full roster of courses enriched by the Miami Beach professionals, artists, and performers who serve as visiting mentors and critics.