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Artists at the Community Development Table

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 8 AM – 5 PM | SharedSpace Augusta

FREE workshop by ArtsU: Americans for the Arts (Registration Required!)

The Greater Augusta Arts Council invites you to an exciting workshop that will share the importance of the arts in our city’s growth. Titled, “Artists at the Community Development Table,” the all-day workshop will be hosted by ArtsU by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s largest educational forum for arts professionals.

The workshop will feature two prominent Augusta-based artists, Sala Adenike and Karen Gordon, to add their expertise and local perspective to the conversations. Artists, arts administrators, and anyone with an interest in community development are encouraged to attend.

About This Workshop, via Americans for the Arts:

“The power and importance of integrating artists and arts organizations into discussions about public policy, civic systems, and community development initiatives continues to grow every day. How and why artists and arts organizations engage with these initiatives continues to be a conversation that needs to be had, with the goal of empowering creatives to use their work for creative problem solving within communities.

Join us for a one-day workshop as we look at what arts-based community development is and learn how artists and arts organizations can use their voices to build up the communities they are a part of. This workshop will include case studies, creative group exercises, and highlight the work of artists in our local community already engaging in this work. Come away feeling reinvigorated and ready to make change! Attendance is free, but registration is required. Registration will be taken at the link at the bottom of this page. Please email Cristyn Johnson at cjohnson@artsusa.org with any questions.

Facilitators
Roseann Weiss, Arts Consultant, Americans for the Arts
Con Christeson, Community Artist, St. Louis
Sala Adenike, Visual Artist, Augusta
Karen Gordon, Musician, Augusta

Register Online HERE!
Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!

Artist Talk: RELATED TACTICS; A Collective

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 4 PM | Augusta University, University Hall, Room 170

Related Tactics is a collective of artists, writers, educators, editors and curators producing creative projects, opportunities and interventions at the intersection of race and culture.
Our projects explore the connections between art, broader social issues, and the public through trans-disciplinary exchanges, making, and dialog. Related Tactics is a conceptual space and platform where we aim to confront and critique systemic and institutional racism or inequities that influence our immediate socio-cultural lived experience. We do this through collaborations and critical thought between and for communities of color and the diaspora.
Related Tactics is a platform for collaborative group projects, as well as individually initiated work that advances the collective’s goals and can benefit from the gathered wisdom of the team. While Related Tactics is new as a formalized entity, members have supported each other’s projects and collaborated in various forms for years.

This event will be held in University Hall Room 170, on the Summerville Campus, and it is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Cheryl Goldsleger; Morris Eminent Scholar of Art & Raoul Pacheco of Augusta University’s Department of Art & Design

Visit the Event Page online HERE!