This winter the Sphinx Organization will host “Sphinxcon: Engage 2015,” its third annual conference bringing together leaders and practitioners to discuss solutions to the challenges of diversity in the performing arts. The event takes place in Detroit, Michigan from January 30 to February 1. Featured speakers include National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu, League of American Orchestras President and CEO Jesse Rosen, Christina Pato, a musician with the Silk Road Ensemble, and representatives of a broad range of arts groups including ArtPlace America; the Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center; American Ballet Theatre; and the East West Players theater troupe. Faye Nelson, president of the DTE Energy Foundation, will lead a philanthropy and grantmaking discussion entitled “Being Black and Holding the Purse Strings” with leaders from other businesses that support the performing arts. The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 by violinist Aaron Dworkin to encourage the participation of blacks and Latinos in classical music. For more information on Sphinxcon, click here; to register, click here.
Posted December 12, 2014