From: "Ann Brown" <aewbrown@...
Hi Friends, FYI with warm wishes. I will not be able to attend, but would
love to hear if anyone plans to go. Cheers, Ann Brown
Please mark your calendars for this very important event
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
DANCE SUMMIT for Traditional & Folk Dance
One-Day Intensive to Strengthen Traditional & Folk Dance in the SF Bay Area
Sunday, 25 September 2005
Providing Access to Resources
Giving Voice to Your Ideas & Issues
On The Program
* open forums to express your ideas and desires
* panel discussions on hot topics with leaders in the field
* resource round tables: with grantmakers , and about positioning
your work /company capacity-building
* networking opportunities
An Event of the Regional Dance Development Initiative
at ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco
Sunday, 25 September 2005: 9:30a-5:00p
Artistic Directors, lead artists, board members and administrators are
Presented by: National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts
and ODC Theater with the assistance of World Arts West, the RDDI SFBA
Community Advisory Committee, Fund for Folk Culture, and Leveraging
Investments in Creativity.
The Dance Summit is FREE to the dance community, made possible through the
generous support of the San Francisco Foundation and William & Flora Hewlett
Foundation, and national support for NDP from the Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
To R.S.V.P., receive an agenda and list of participants, or for questions:
Email Farah at RDDIsfbayarea@...
or leave a message at 415-794-9892
About Regional Dance Development Initiative
Developing Regional & National Dance Opportunities
RDDI is a pilot project designed to maximize local and regional support for
emerging and mid-career dance artists by catalyzing existing resources and
redefining the relationship between artist, presenter and community. RDDI
focuses on increasing the capacity of dance artists by strengthening
articulation of work, its inspirations and creative processes, and by
developing presenter relationships and new markets. The structure and
priority foci are flexible and specifically developed for a local ecology
through partnerships with regional dance leaders comprising an Advisory
Committee. The first pilot project took place in the Pacific Northwest in
Summer 2004, and was highly successful, generating new presentational
opportunities for participating artists, and sparking interest from around
the U.S. as a new model of supporting dance artists. The second pilot is
scheduled for the San Francisco Bay Area, and, in its first year, will focus
on the Bay Area's large community of traditional and folk dance artists.
The San Francisco Bay Area structure is under development; plans include
workshops and events to take place throughout the year, such as the Dance
Summit which is open to the dance community; and an intensive multi-day
Artist Lab, Presenting Roundtable, Artist/Presenter Exchange and media/dance
writing workshop scheduled for February 2006. The Artist Lab will accept
10-12 artists and companies through an open application process.
An information session about RDDI is scheduled during the Dance Summit.
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