Americans for the Arts 2009 Annual Convention

Date: June 18, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Location:
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place

Seattle, WA 98101

Description:

Seattle hosts the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention from June 18 - 20—Renewable Resources: Arts in Sustainable Communities.

Marian Godfrey, Senior Director of Culture Initiatives at The Pew Charitable Trusts, will participate in two panel discussions:

"Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable: Arts & Civic Engagement—Strengthening the 21st Century Community"

Session Date & Time: Thursday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session Description: Civic engagement and the arts was the focus of the 2008 National Arts Policy Roundtable at Sundance which brought 29 high level leaders together to discuss policies that support and encourage this work locally. This session will present their recommendations. A panel of leading grantmakers will respond to the recommendations and open a dialogue on potential impacts and opportunities for the field.

"Navigating the Art of Change: Grantmakers in the Arts Featured Sessions"

Session Date & Time: Friday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session Description: In this session Grantmakers in the Arts will present two new related studies on arts funding in the recession. The first will provide statistical research from the Foundation Center on projections for foundation arts giving in 2009 from more than 5,000 foundations, as well as other research conduction regionally. The second will be an anecdotal study from the Helicon Collaborative introducing additional perspectives from interviews conducted with a number of presidents and CEOs of multifocus foundations on the future of the arts in their funding portfolios.

To register online visit the Web site of the Americans for the Arts 2009 Annual Convention

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