On November 3, the National Endowment for the Arts will host a full-day meeting on the role of the performing arts in transforming communities. With support from ArtPlace America, Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place is designed to cultivate a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, along with the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. The event, to be held in Washington, D.C., offers an opportunity for sharing experiences and exchanging points of view that will benefit creative placemaking in the performing arts. Participants include leaders from dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary organizations, among them League of American Orchestras President and CEO Jesse Rosen. In addition to group discussions, the day will include presentation of case studies and breakout sessions. Twitter chats will be available at #PerformPlace. All sessions will be webcast live except the morning and afternoon small-group discussions, and the video of the event will be archived on the NEA website. For more information, visit http://arts.gov/partnerships/beyond-the-building-performing-arts-and-transforming-place. To register to watch the live webcast, click here. Register now.
Posted October 31, 2014