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2020 Artist As Problem Solver Summit: Full Day Panels & Workshops (MKE)

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Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

3300 North Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53212

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The Artist as Problem Solver III: The Role of Art and Cultural Work in Inclusive Future-building:

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The Joyce Foundation and TRUE Skool are pleased to announce their partnership on the third Midwest convening of the “Artist as Problem Solver” summit to be held at Bader Philanthropies, Inc. on March 26 and 27.

This interactive, convening is *free* and open to artists, cultural workers, arts and community organization administrators and stewards, arts educators, small business owners/entrepreneurs, local government staff, planners, economic development strategists, funders, researchers, and other stakeholders working in or interested in Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minn.-St. Paul or elsewhere in the Great Lakes region. Packed with field and active practice examples, the summit is limited to 100 registrants. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

Summit Agenda:

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Optional Tour: Understanding Milwaukee’s Cultural Landscape -- This mobile tour of MKE's contemporary arts and community placemaking/placekeeping institutions, landmarks and initiatives is intended to provide context for those coming to the summit from other cities. Curated by summit co-host's TRUE Skool. Limited seats are available for the tour. Please contact Shalina S. Ali at shalina@trueskool.org to reserve a space.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 4:00 pm-8:50 pm

(Registration & Mini-Clinics from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm)

5:00 pm-7:30 pm Opening Keynote and Panel -- Speakers include:

  • Reginald Baylor, Artist, Milwaukee, WI
  • Brenda Coley, Milwaukee Water Commons
  • Juana Guzman, I Juana Know, Chicago, IL
  • Tracie D. Hall, The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Tamara Lynette Hogans, Bader Philanthropies, Milwaukee, WI
  • Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
  • Fidel Verdin, TRUE Skool, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jim Walker, Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN

7:30 pm-8:50 pm Artist as Problem Solver Networking Dinner and Dialogue -- What is the role of the arts in building and sustaining the communities we want to live in? How do artists and other community and social justice stewards collaborate to extend their reach and impact? Featuring live performances by community artists. (Dinner Venue: Caribbean Jewel)

9:30 pm - UNTIL After Hours Social -- Location will be provided to attendees. For the night owls, don't miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with like minds from Milwaukee and out-of-town.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 8:00 am -5:00 pm

(Registration & Mini-Clinics from 8:05 am-8:30 am)

8:30 am-5:00 pm Opening Keynote and Panel -- Speakers include:

  • Paola Aguirre, Borderless Studio, Chicago, IL
  • Shalina S. Ali, TRUE Skool, Milwaukee, WI
  • Lisa Caesar, No Studios, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jennifer Coleman, Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Frank Cumberbatch, Bader Philanthropies, Milwaukee, WI
  • DeAnna & Roger Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chris Devins, Artist, Chicago, IL
  • Daniel Gray-Kontar, Twelve Literary Arts, Cleveland, OH
  • Juana Guzman, I Juana Know, Chicago, IL
  • Tracie D. Hall, The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Tamara Lynette Hogans, Bader Philanthropies, Milwaukee, WI
  • Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Vincent Chin Project, Detroit, MI
  • Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
  • Shauta Marsh, Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jeanette Martin, Artist, Milwaukee, WI
  • Roy Priest, National Economic Development Strategist, Washington, DC
  • Sean Smith, Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN
  • Fidel Verdin, TRUE Skool, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jim Walker, Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 5:00 pm -SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 5:00 pm

Post-Summit Activities--

If you don't have a plane or train or automobile to catch immediately, plan on spending some wind-down time with us on Friday evening at No Studios, filmmaker John Ridley's collaborative work space and social community in downtown Milwaukee that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together. Stay posted for details.

Stay in Milwaukee overnight to take part in the "TRUE Skool Experience" on Saturday. Take part in this immersive introduction to the arts learning and leadership development curriculum and practices developed by this award winning youth-serving and centered Milwaukee arts organization. Limited to 25 participants. Please contact Shalina S. Ali at shalina@trueskool.org for more details and to reserve a space.

Also, there may be opportunities for one-on-one consultations on Saturday with national arts experts about developing or funding for your program, project or venue. More information forthcoming.

LODGING

Milwaukee has lots of reasonable options for low cost lodging. One to check out: Saint Kate Arts Hotel in Downtown Milwaukee: www.saintkatearts.com

NOTE: This RSVP is for March 26th ONLY. If you are interested in attending both days, please RSVP for March 27th separately at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-artist-as-problem-solver-summit-full-day-panels-workshops-mke-tickets-89884243191 .

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Learn more about the Joyce Foundation at www.joycefdn.org Learn more about True Skool at www.trueskool.org

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