April 27, 2017 | Kate Van Steenhuyse
Friday, November 17, 2017 at Harvester Arts
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life panel discussion and community conversation
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.
Saturday, November 18
Community Workshops with visiting artists
10 AM: Challenges for Creative Organizations with Courtney Fink of Common Field, Alison Wong of Butter Projects, Jayme McLellan of Civilian Art Projects
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.
10 AM: Living a Creative Life with Sharon Louden and Chloe Bass
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: Seedhouse.
2 PM: Let’s Act
Workshop participants will come together, lead by local organizers and artists to compile strengths and challenges for organizations and individual artists in Wichita. Participants will outline an action plan to address challenges. Location: Harvester Arts