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You are cordially invited to
Arts, Artists, and de Blasio’s New York
(the first of a three-part conversation)
Co-sponsored by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Creative Cities International.
Cultural Institutions, Artists, and Public Policy: The Creative Side of Life
Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm, Baruch Performing Arts Center
What role should the arts play in our lives? What role do they play? In a city in which we trumpet the enormous benefits of the arts—economically, socially, and artistically—how do we reflect that in support for the arts? This discussion will challenge assumptions about how little there is to spend on support for cultural institutions large and small in all five boroughs, their programming for their communities, and how priorities for funding are determined.
Tom Finkelpearl, Director, Queens Museum
Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage
Jonah Bokaer, Choreographer and Founder, Chez Bushwick
Moderated by Randall Bourscheidt, President Emeritus, Alliance for the Arts
Upcoming events in this series:
April 2 —CREATIVITY AND THE CITY: The Arts and Profound Change
“We cannot be a democracy if the power of imagination is allowed to become a luxury commodity.”*
Great cities big or small are receptive to the best talents wherever they may come
from which in turn fosters creativity and innovation. The success of a city is
determined not only by its ability to expand opportunity for all its citizens economically
but to give them the freedom to imagine the unexpected and the possible.
The arts broaden our vision of the world and open us up to imaginative experiences
of the other and ourselves. Do the arts matter to a Mayor who is primarily focused
on issues of equity? We will focus this discussion on how the arts, broadly defined,
with their potential for critical and creative thinking can support this Mayor in
realizing his vision.
Fran Kaufman, Art Advisor, Curator, Partner, Kaufman Vardy Projects
Jonathan McCrory, Director of Theatre Arts, National Black Theatre
Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, Rooftop Films
Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director, TENET NYC, Inc.
Moderated by Linda Lees, PhD, Director, Creative Cities International, LLC
*Kristen Case, University of Maine at Farmington, Chronicle of Higher Education
April 30 —CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS: Arts/Cultural Organizations with Colleges/Universities
Breaking down barriers: increasing access to the City’s arts and cultural resources
New York City is an international center for arts and culture. Millions of tourists
visit the city to enjoy its diverse offers from Broadway, to the Met, to small
community based museums and performance companies. Yet many of the city’s
population, particularly college students enrolled in K-16, have little or no access
to these resources. We need to get serious about how to make these creative
experiences available to students of all ages. Students need engagement with the
arts to help them develop and become more informed about the world around them.
At the same time arts and cultural institutions search for ways to cultivate today’s
students to become tomorrow’s patrons.
This session will examine cooperative initiatives between art and cultural
institutions, higher education and government in New York and elsewhere. What
are the lessons learned and how can we design and implement successful programs?
Moderated by Stan Altman, Professor, School of Public Affairs
Panelist: Hector Cordero–Guzman, Professor School of Public Affairs, Board Secretary, El Museo del Barrio
Other panelists to be announced
Co-sponsored by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Creative Cities
International, and The Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project