2021 West Virginia Arts in Our Communities Conference

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A free event offering programming and networking opportunities for artists and arts organizations across West Virginia.

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Join us for the 2021 Arts in Our Communities Conference!

This year's conference will be held virtually. A Zoom link will be emailed to you on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

9:00 a.m. - Greetings from the Governor and the Curator

Presenters: Governor Jim Justice, Curator Randall Reid-Smith

9:10 a.m. - Celebrating the Work of Teaching Artists: An Arts Education Workshop

Presenters: Adam Booth, Cindy Dearborn, Kellee Waddell

11:00 a.m. - Arts Revitalization and Healing in West Huntington

Presenters: Brandon Dennison, Lauren Kemp, Margaret Mary Layne

1:30 p.m. Arts Groups Thriving in a Time of Pandemic

Presenters: Johanna Murray, Vicki Willman

3:30 p.m. - Music Education: Getting Back into the Groove

Presenters: Chiho Feindler, Andi Hasley, Dr. James Weaver

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9:00 a.m. - Introductory Session

9:10 a.m. - Make Yourself Heard: A Primer for Arts Advocacy

Presenters: Margaret Mary Layne, Nina Ozlu Tunceli

11:00 a.m. - Drafting a Strong Artist Statement

Presenter: Jeff Pierson

1:30 p.m. - Listening Session with State Arts Office Staff

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