Oregon Arts Summit 2011 (#orarts11)

Portland, OR
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

UPDATED: Summit Agenda

8-9:00 a.m. | Sessions, Coffee & Connections
  • Arts Journalism Roundtable
    Arts journalists from across Oregon gather for a round table, moderated discussion with Doug McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal.com.   
  • Oregon Arts Commission Leadership Exchange Fellows
    Peer leadership cohorts from across rural Oregon will meet for their 2011 introductory breakfast session.
9 a.m. | Opening the Summit
  • Welcome: Jean Boyer Cowling, Chair, Oregon Arts Commission
  • Introductions: Josie Mendoza, Master of Ceremonies and Oregon Arts Commissioner
  • Opening Game: Colleen Macklin
9:35 a.m. | Innovation: The Art of Connection
Richard Evans, President, EmcArts

Richard Evans of EmcArts returns to Portland to bring cutting-edge national examples that illuminate models of participation-as-connection, inside and outside our organizations. He’ll describe a major shift in thinking – from single to multiple modes of participation in the arts - and the need to connect people differently to our work. His powerful reflections on innovation at the 2010 Summit provided critical context for Summit discussions on emerging practices for this new era. We wanted to hear from him again this year.

9:55 a.m. | Small Group Dialogue

10:10 a.m. | In Oregon: Making Cultural Connections Through the Creation of an Audience Development Manifesto
Paul Nicholson, Executive Director & Freda Casillas, Audience Development Manager, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Freda Casillas, OSF’s Audience Development Manager, and Paul Nicholson, Executive Director, will speak about the genesis of the Festival’s Audience Development Manifesto and walk us through its creation.  They will share their thoughts on the challenges they faced during the process and talk about the key elements in the final manifesto.  They will conclude their presentation by discussing the internal communication that surrounded its adoption and provide specifics on how the manifesto guides the implementation of the specific action programs that are part of their strategic planning.

10:25 a.m. | Un-Scripted:  New Ideas/New Connections  
Richard Evans, Paul Nicholson & Freda Casillas

10:45 a.m. | BREAK

11 a.m. | The Community formerly known as the Audience
Doug McLennan, Editor, ArtsJournal.com

What is the currency of connection? How and why have our audiences and community changed?  What is a liquid relationship – what does the community want from arts organizations now?  Tomorrow?  If new methods are being tested and tried daily, what should we be tracking?  What are the new rules?  What are the new possibilities?  Where can we connect in ways we never imagined before?

11:20 a.m. | Small Group Discussion 

11:40 a.m. | In Oregon:  Caldera, Connecting Rural & Urban Community
Tricia Snell, Executive Director, Caldera

On Caldera's homepage it says:  "We never saw Caldera as a place that creates artists.  It is a place that creates community.  That inspires confidence.  Provides clarity." Caldera's mission is to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative art and environmental programs, reaching out in recent years to serve schools, youth and communities in Portland, Bend, Redmond, Terrebonne, Madras, Sisters and their camp at Blue Lake.  Tricia describes the challenges and successes of connecting Caldera more fully to the people and needs of central Oregon.

Noon | Un-Scripted:  New Ideas/New Connections  
Doug McLennan & Tricia Snell

12:20 p.m. | Lunch & Synthesis

1 p.m. | News & Updates: The Oregon Cultural Trust
Kimberly Howard, Trust Manager, Oregon Cultural Trust

1:15 p.m. | Game Design, Iteration & Interaction
Colleen Macklin, Game Designer & Associate Professor, The Parsons New School of Design  

Game design!  The world is making an evolutionary leap in our thinking as we explore games and how they work.  We play a game, the game responds to us.  Creative engagement (and deeper learning!) become more possible when we embrace the iteration of game-playing.  We connect with Colleen through her most recent projects, work and thinking: Play is the key element of active, full-hearted participation.  

1:45 p.m. | Large Group Game
Colleen Macklin 

2:05 p.m. | In Oregon: Portland Art Museum Object Stories 
Tina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs, Portland Art Museum

Tina will share the tale of Object Stories, the Portland Art Museum's 2011+ installation. Drawing from material culture, thing theory, anthropology, museum education, and traditions of storytelling, Object Stories offers new possibilities to shift the relationship people make with museums.  The object?  To reshape the institution as an organic, ever-growing repository made collectively by us of our stories and objects, mundane and exalted, personal and subjective.

2:25 p.m. | Unscripted: New Ideas/New Connections
Colleen Macklin & Tina Olsen

2:45 p.m. | BREAK

3 p.m. | Summit Workshops: The Practical Tools of Deeper Connection

Workshop Rules:  All workshops are open.  Start where you start, travel between or plan with your friends to divide and conquer. If you’re not learning what you want and need to learn, use the law of two feet and move to another workshop. 

A new Summit format:  On the platform of the Summit’s ideas, we drill down to specifics with Oregon-based presenters explaining new tools that work.  Opening with a rapid-fire 15 minutes of presentation (handouts or downloads required) followed by a half hour of facilitated open mike Q&A and idea-exchange. 

Social Media:  New Tactics, Ancient Strategy 
Aric Wood, Chief Operating Officer, Dachis Group & NWBCA Board member
(For the novice and seasoned veteran alike)

Aric Wood of Dachis Group, the world’s largest social business consultancy, shares practical, cutting edge tactics from today’s social media revolution that are viable for the resource-strapped nonprofit. 

Dedicated Board Recruitment: The Committed Hunt
Diane Syrcle, Executive Director, Oregon Ballet Theatre
Virginia Sewell, Board Governance Chair, Oregon Ballet Theatre
(For those in search of new leadership)

10 new and engaged board members in just the past year! Oregon Ballet Theatre leaders reveal the new board recruitment strategies that made it happen.  

Grassroots Connections, Statewide Results 
Selected Oregon Legislators and the Cultural Advocacy Coalition
(For all who think grants from the Oregon Arts Commission or the Oregon Cultural Trust should continue)

Oregon’s critical 2012-2013 arts advocacy funding goals and strategies. Grassroots tactics that will connect local leaders to your organization and relate arts impact to your community issues.  

My Volunteers “Have My Back” 
Andy Nelson, Executive Director, Hands On Greater Portland
(For the organization that wants to enlist an army of support)

Why all volunteers are prospects. A critical resource that is commonly misunderstood. Connect with this leader whose organization made over 26,000 volunteer connections with 400 partner organizations last year alone.

Aligning Vision and Action:  Connect People to Your Core
Eric Vines, Executive Director, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
(For leaders who choose to empower inspired actions)

When people feel connected to meaningful purpose, motivational challenges fade away. If your organizational goals are inspiring and succinct, you can have a hundred people in a hundred boats all independently rowing toward a common destination.  The ethos of your values should be so clear that an alien could come down and understand what your organization is about without having to read it in a brochure.  

Arts Education: The Governor’s Education Policy Proposal
(For those who are invested in the pursuit of arts education)

An interactive discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges for arts education and arts educators within Governor Kitzhaber’s new education policy proposals. (Room #)

3:45 p.m. | BREAK

4 p.m. | Closing the Summit
  • Commitment Cards & Reflections on the Day
  • Spoken Word Performance by VOX:  Footnote to Howl by Allen Ginsberg

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

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