October 13, 2017 | Kate Van Steenhuyse
Get your seat at this table & have your voice heard! How do you define a creative life? How do you live and sustain your creative life? What impact does this have on our community? What can we do to make our community stronger for creatives?
A panel discussion and community conversation
Free and open to the public
All visiting artists are contributors to Sharon Louden’s book The Artist As Cultural Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life and will act as catalysts to the local community for conversations about the role artists play in community. Participating panelists include:
In addition to the primary panel discussion event, the following day we, along with Seedhouse, will host three complementary workshops to tap into the visiting artists expertise to reflect and organize for the Wichita community. Following these workshops, there will be a reception where attendees will have the opportunity to casually chat and mingle with guest artists.
This event is sponsored by The Seed House, The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, The Arts Council, The Hotel at Oldtown, The Ford Foundation and KMUW.
Community Workshops with visiting artists
$15 includes one morning session, lunch and the afternoon session.
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Courtney Fink of Common Field, Jayme McLellan of Civilian Art Projects, and artist Chloë Bass.
Drawing from the visiting artist’s experience as organizers in their own communities, this workshop will contrast their experiences with those of creative organizers in Wichita. Together, they will identify strengths and challenges of this type of work. Location: Harvester Arts.
Sharon Louden and Alison Wong.
Drawing from the visiting artist’s experience sustaining creative lives in their own communities, this workshop will contrast their experiences with those of artists in Wichita. Together, they will identify strengths and challenges of this type of lifestyle. Location: Harvester Arts.
(provided for all workshop attendees)
All together session.
Workshop participants will come together, lead by local organizers from The Seed House to compile strengths and challenges for organizations and individual artists in Wichita. Participants will outline an action plan to address challenges. Location: Harvester Arts