On Friday, NAS’ Pearl Bickersteth and Fielding Grasty hit the road and head for Chicago to attend the annual Americans for the Arts Convention taking place this June 12-14.
This year, the convention explores power and empowerment of the individual and the greater community. What’s at the top of our list? Our most anticipated events include Theaster Gates’ Keynote speech, Empowering the Voices Inside Communities and Agree or Disagree: Gentrification Is an Inevitable By-Product of Placemaking, a panel featuring Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director, Tucson Pima Arts Council; Ann Markusen, Principal, Markusen Economic Research Organization; and Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts.
We are looking forward to learning and connecting with colleagues from around the globe. If you are attending the event, please say hello! We hope to see you there. You can follow Fielding and Pearl’s reactions and thoughts during the convention on Twitter @ArtStrategies and @FieldingGrasty. You can also connect with NAS by subscribing to our newsletter, following NAS on Twitter or liking NAS on Facebook!