Arts and the Media -- this Saturday!!!
- Arts & the Media 2000
Building on the success of our last three sold out events, the
Cambridge Center for Adult Education offers another day-long
conference for artists and cultural organizations.
This year our focus is building bridges between reviewers, reporters,
arts editors, funders, artists and new audiences.
What: Exceptional Conference
Where: CCAE (42 Brattle, 56 Brattle, 1 Story Street and other
locations in Harvard Square
When: Saturday, March 18th from 9AM to 6PM
Cost: $60 (Special rates for more than two people from any one
organization: 3-10 people: $45 per person; 11 or more: $40 per
Phone: 617-547-6789 ext. 1 (code: ARTS)
The day starts at the A.R.T. theater with a performance (9:30-10 am)
by the Theater Offensive, New England's leading creator and presenter
of queer performance. Anna Faith Jones, President/CEO of The Boston
Foundation, gives a Keynote Address (10:15-11am), which is followed
by a Panel Discussion (11 am-12:15 pm) on Surviving as an Artist: The
The afternoon is devoted to Panels, Workshops and Small Discussion
Groups (1:45-3:15 pm & 3:30-5:00 pm) on topics ranging from "How to
Get Your Press Release Noticed" to "Optimizing Your Internet
Presence" or "Alternative Media and New Art Venues."
The day ends with a wine and cheese reception from 5-6 pm. Coffee
continental breakfast plus a boxed lunch are included in the
fee. For a complete conference schedule with workshop descriptions
presenters, call (617) 547-6789 ext. 9226.
More on the conference...
The Theater Offensive is New England's leading creator and presenter
queer performance and a groundbreaker in expressing the artistry and
diversity of the communities it serves. For nearly a decade The
Theater Offensive has created cutting edge new works presented by
top-notch artists from around the world and worked with community and
youth groups to build creativity, honesty and courage.
Anna Faith Jones is President and CEO of The Boston Foundation,
one of the largest and oldest community foundations in the country.
The Boston Foundation recently established the Fund for Arts and
Culture, which has awarded over $2 million through its Arts and
Audience Initiative to organizations that address the central goal of
linking artists, institutions and communities in collaborative
relationships to expand, diversify and deepen cultural participation.
The morning panel discussion-Surviving as an Artist:The Media
Story-includes Patti Hartigan, Cultural Reporter, Boston Globe, Susan
hartnett, Director, Boston Center for the Arts, Umberto Crenca,
Director, UrbanArts Institute for Public Art, Mass College of Art,
Samuel Miller, Executive Director, NE Foundation for the Arts, and
Mary Jo Palumbo, Arts Reporter, Boston Herald.
The arts are a great contributor to the economic vitality of our
communities. Yet, studio rents are doubling; small arts organizations
are getting squeezed out; Providence, Chelsea and Lowell are wooing
artists from Boston. how does an artist survive? How does the media
cover the issues of artists' survival? How can artists and the media
work together to address these issues affecting us all?
Additional afternoon panels, workshops and small discussion groups
"How to Construct a PR Campaign," "Audience Development," "Making
Connections and Forming Networks," "Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing,"
"Getting the Word Out About Theater," "Promoting Music," "Getting
Your Work into Art Spaces," "Board and Organizational Development,"
"Artists of Color-Creating and Raising Visibility," "Funding Issues
in the Arts," "TV and Radio Coverage," "Writing About the Arts,"
"Distributing Electronic Media," "Working with the Community," and
"PR Strategies-Beyond the Basics."