Oregon Arts Summit 2013 (#orarts13)

Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 07, 2013

Summit Agenda (updated September 30, 2013)

Past Oregon Arts Summits have tackled collaboration, innovation and leadership.  This year, we’ll Re-Think Engagement, examining how audiences and arts organizations have repositioned their relationships, looking at the power of the arts to engage students and transform learning, and learning about communities – in Oregon and across the nation - that have used arts and artists to create ‘place’.

8:00 am            
Meet & Greet our statewide partners at lobby tables
Coffee, Conversation and Music
by Media Caña of Pure Cuban Sugar

8:30 am Summit Ballroom Doors Open

8:45 am Opening the Summit: Welcome
Christine D’Arcy, Julie Vigeland, Kendall Clawson, 
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Engaging your colleagues: Table talk

9:10 am Morning Plenary Speakers
  • Rep. Peter Buckley, Ashland, Co-Chair, Joint Ways & Means Committee
    Arts and Culture: Report from Salem: Celebrating Success, Looking Forward

  • Chris Beck, Senior Projects Advisor (Sustainable Communities and Philanthropic Engagement), USDA-Office of the Under-Secretary for Rural Development
    Silo Busting and Cross-disciplinary Collaborations: Creative Placemaking in Rural Communities

  • Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, The Hammer Museum
    Active Spectatorship: What Does it Mean to Engage Audiences?

  • Lynn Manning, poet, playwright, Co-founder, Watts Village Theater Company
    “Weights (One Blind Man’s Journey)"
11:00 am Break

11:15 am  Break Out Sessions I:

  Session 1:  Art and Science: The Not-So-Odd Couple
What does authentic integration look like? How does Common Core provide opportunities for expanding hands-on learning? What are the benefits to educational "outliers", like the arts and sciences, joining forces? Explore the connections between scientific inquiry and artistic processes from the "Maker Movement" to untapped aspects of more traditional artistic disciplines as this panel explores what students need to learn and what unexpected places they might find it.

Jamie Hurd, Vice President for Programs, OMSI
Denise Grande, Education Director, Arts for All
Whitney Grubbs, Policy Advisor, Oregon Education Investment Board

  Session 2:  Creative Placemaking: Weaving the Arts into Urban and Rural Planning
Engaging communities – rural and urban – around use of the arts and collaborative thinking to solve real world issues.

Chris Beck, Projects Advisor (Sustainable Communities and Philanthropic Engagement), USDA-Office of the Under-Secretary for Rural Development
Peter Schoonmaker, Founding Chair, MFA in Collaborative Design, PNCA

Adam Davis, Oregon Humanities

  Session 3:  Media, Community and Conversation
Our audiences are online and seeking out vibrant interactions in the arts, culture, and everything in between. So why do so many organizations still struggle with engaging their community through technology? Why do we still subscribe to a broadcast model of marketing when we would rather be encouraging responsive conversation? How do we build those initial, online connections into real-world relationships? This panel will focus on reliable, flexible tools for creating meaningful engagement, expanding dialogue, and generating enthusiasm for arts programming.

Steve Rosenbaum, Pop Art
Dave Weich, Sheepscot Creative
Namita Gupta Wiggers, Museum of Contemporary Craft
Morgan Holm, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Teresa Koberstein, Portland Emerging Arts Leaders

  Session 4: Advocacy 101
How's your organization engaging with public affairs and issues? At home? In Salem? In Washington, DC? Hear and learn from three pros.

Craig Campbell, The Victory Group
Kevin Campbell, The Victory Group

Christine Drazan, Executive Director, Cultural Advocacy Coalition

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Back O'Er Oregon
The true story of a young singer/songwriter who re-engaged with Oregonians in 240+ Oregon State Parks

Vince Porter, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Film and Television
Roger Roper, Assistant Director, Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Slater Smith, singer/songwriter

1:30 pm Break Out Sessions II:

  Session 1: School Partnerships: Make it or Break it
When arts organizations and school districts work together in meaningful ways, the result is real improvement in student outcomes.  But what does meaningful partnership really look like?  What does it take to cultivate programmatic and financial relationships over time?  How do you keep the partnership flexible enough to adapt to changing trends in education and the arts?  Hear stories from two arts organizations at different points in their school partnerships: one at the launch of a project and one who is building on an 18-year history.  Discover what can derail communication and what makes a project really tick.

Mark McCrary, Executive Director, Ross Ragland Theater
Andrew Proctor, Executive Director, Literary Arts

Turiya Autry, Education Director, Caldera

  Session 2: Creative Placemaking – The Oregon Way
From a historic elevator at the end of the Oregon Trail to a small town famous for its threshing bee, Oregon communities are undertaking creative placemaking using local assets. Hear from representatives of communities and projects selected for National Endowment for the Arts Our Town funding.

Victoria Frey, PICA
Aili Schreiner, Confluence project
Cheryl Snow, Clackamas Arts Alliance
Alex Ney, My Story

Eric Vines, Executive Director, Gray Family Foundation

  Session 3:  Bridge Building and Inclusivity
An arts community that is open and inclusive of people from different backgrounds is a benefit to all Oregonians. Despite recognizing that equity and access are vital issues to address, many arts organizations still struggle to meet the needs of all cultural stakeholders. This panel presents arts leaders who have successfully created meaningful partnerships with diverse communities in Oregon. Panelists will share ways of approaching new audiences to create sincere, meaningful relationships that build bridges between diverse populations.

Antonio Sonera, Badass Theater
Alyssa Macy, Native Arts & Culture Foundation
Kimberly Howard, Oregon Cultural Trust

Robin Mullins, Portland Taiko

  Session 4: Art-ternative Medicine
The Arts and Health field is growing quickly to encompass a wide range of arts programs and initiatives that focus on patient healing and wellness, as well as community health and well-being.  With healthcare reform, changing demographics, and increasing consumer demands for healthcare services, opportunities abound for Oregon's arts organizations and artists to engage with healthcare systems, hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, senior centers, and veterans' centers.

Katie Liljeholm, Executive Director, Well Arts
Julie Manning, Vice President, Marketing, PR and Development, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis
Heather Mikes, DO, Legacy Medical Group

Patricia Dewey, University of Oregon

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Break Out Sessions III

  Session 1: If We Build It, They Will Come: Model Arts Schools
What are the defining characteristics of an arts-based model school? How do education leaders talk about the value of increased arts experiences for students and for teachers? For community organizations who desire to help schools without a defined arts focus, the ability to articulate specific strategies and benefits of arts emphasis is critical. In this session, you will hear directly from two education leaders about how they used the arts to transform the learning environment, providing you with tools to help schools stabilize and improve access to the arts for students.

Nancy Golden, Interim Director, Oregon Education Investment Board
Kim Patterson, Director of Educator Effectiveness, Oregon Department of Education

Denise Grande, Director, Partnerships, LA Arts for All

  Session 2: Oregon’s Visual Arts Ecology:  Between the Forests and the Trees
The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Ecology project looks at a complex system of artists and institutions in Oregon. Participate in a discussion discussion about Oregon’s visual arts ‘ecology’ and the forces that allow a community of artists to thrive.

Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum
Tom Manley, President, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Jon Raymond, artist
Tad Savinar, artist

Meagan Atiyeh, Oregon Arts Commission
  Session 3: Innovating Engagement in the Arts
The needs and expectations of our audiences are rapidly evolving.  In response, arts innovators are transforming once-traditional forms of expression in order to better connect with their communities. These artists and administrators are exploring new models of presentation, seeking new partnerships, and challenging our understanding of how the arts interact with the everyday world.  By placing a spirit of inquiry at the heart of the creative process, innovation has become a powerful tool for building meaningful relationships with audiences. This panel will address adaptive strategies and how organizations can thoughtfully guide programmatic experimentation toward rewarding outcomes.

Charith Premawardana, Classical Revolution
Marcelino Alvarez,  Uncorked Studios
Rebecca Gates, Musician/Curator/Activist

Madelaine Coffman, Heretic Opera, Portland Emerging Arts Leaders

4:00 pm Re-Engage with Oregon’s State Dance
With Portland "Caller", Caroline Oakley

4:20 pm Closing Remarks


Contact Information

  • Phone: 503-986-0082
    Email: oregon.artscomm@state.or.us

Payment Instructions

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    Please make your check payable to the Oregon Arts Commission, include your registration ID (found on invoice), and mail the full amount due to: 2013 Oregon Arts Summit, Oregon Arts Commission, 775 Summer St NE, Ste 200, Salem, OR 97301-1280.
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