ArtsLAB is a traveling professional development symposium, presented by MCA each year, in different parts of the state. ArtsLAB is a place where artists, arts professionals, advocates and more, come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector. In addition to thrilling performances, the morning portion highlights an individual keynote speaker which exemplifies best practices for the topic at hand. The afternoon portion of the day is a mix of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and case studies.
Why should you attend ArtsLAB?
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Gordon Center, Owings Mills, Maryland
- $20 general registration
- $15 per person for groups of 3 or more from the same organization.
Intentional and Equitable Funding
Jessica Solomon (Deutsche Foundation)
Jessica Bellis (Avalon Foundation)
Steven Skerritt-Davis (Maryland State Arts Council)
Moderator: Jessica Abel
Take a behind-the-scenes look at state, urban, and rural arts funding and community support organizations across Maryland and their paths to more equitable funding strategies. What worked? What didn’t? What conversations had to happen along the way?
Fighting for Arts Education
Arts Every Day
Mary Dell’Erba (Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance)
Kristen Tyler (Queen Anne’s County Public Schools)
Wide Angle Youth Media (Unique Robinson)
Moderator: Precious Blake
What happens when a grassroots arts advocacy campaign turns to the youth? Join this how-to session about giving students a platform and strengthening the next generation of arts advocates.
Arts Access: Bridging the Gap
JW Rone (Institute for Integrative Health)
Joanne Margolius (Magical Experiences)
Suzanne Richard (Open Circle Theatre)
Moderator: Emily Cory
Does your organization promote a culture of access and inclusivity? Join this panel of experts as they discuss what it means to make the arts truly accessible to all.
Advocacy: Finding Your Vehicle
Kibibi Ajanku (Urban Arts Leadership Program)
Joanne Seelig (Imagination Stage)
Busy Graham (Carpe Diem Arts)
Moderator: Kamera Breland
Advocacy works through different lenses and at different levels. Learn how these advocates leverage the relationships within their communities and use art to amplify their message.