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Fri, Jul 20, 2012 10:00AM
Univ. of Puget Sound Community Music Dept, Tacoma, WA
Join your colleauges from the Northwest region for the Northwest Chapter Symposium, a full day professional development and networking event at the University of Puget Sound Community Music Department in Tacoma, WA. RSVP by July 13, 2012. Register today!
University of Puget Sound Community Music Dept.
Schneebeck Concert Hall
N. 14th Street & Union Avenue
10:00AM - 10:30AM: Check-in
Coffee, tea and a healthy snack will be provided.
10:30AM - 12:00PM: Presentation on Arts Participation Leadership Initiative
Mayumi Tsutakawa, manager of Grants to Organizations at the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC), will speak about the Arts Participation Leadership Initiative. This four-year arts funding partnership between The Wallace Foundation and the Washington State Arts Commission was designed to develop the skills and expertise of leaders of arts organizations to build arts participation. During the Initiative, WSAC has developed, tested and shared effective ideas and practices to build current and future audiences for the arts. The project is nearing the end of its fourth and final year.
WSAC has just announced 13 one-time-only INNOVATIONS grants to support the design and implementation of compelling projects in King and Pierce counties that engage teens and young adults; diversify audiences from specific ethnic communities; integrate communications and marketing techniques; and provide new opportunities for social engagement (or social connections) that build trust and help people feel welcome. In addition, forums, workshops and webinars are planned for 2012 that present nationally recognized experts in the field of increasing audience engagement in the arts. See www.arts.wa.gov for further information.
12:00PM – 12:15PM: Break
12:15PM - 1:45PM: Chapter Meeting & Roundtable on Innovative Community Engagement
Buffet style lunch with veggie/vegan options, including sandwich, salad, will be provided by UP Catering ($12 cash/check only) - RSVP need 4 days out. Cash or Checks Only.
Chapter Meeting Roundtable Discussion on Innovative Community Engagement – During our meeting, we'll discuss innovative ways of engaging our communities and talk about how these approaches can lead to increased student enrollment, increased parent/family inolvement and great visibility and support for your organization. We'll also discuss possible challenges to some of these approaches, share solutions, and discuss what resources are available on this topic.
1:45PM - 5:00PM: Community Arts Education Program Tours
These tours will provide a behind-the-scene look into exemplary community arts education programs in the Tacoma area, including the University of Puget Sound Community Music Department, Hilltop Artists, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass.
1:45PM - University of Puget Sound Community Music Department
Tour of the University of Puget Sound School of Music with school director, Keith Ward. The Community Music Department is a year-round music program at the University of Puget Sound and has been a member of the Guild since 1987. The tour will show a setting where both college students and community members alike come to learn and share music. Community Music offers instruction to more than 600 students of all ages and levels. Students participate in individual lessons, group instruction, musical theater, Kindermusik, Suzuki instruction and chamber ensembles.
2:45PM – Carpool to Hilltop
3:00PM - Hilltop Artists
Address: Jason Lee Middle 602 N Sprague Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403
Tour this innovative arts program, with time for questions with glass blowing instructor and operations manager, Greg Piercy. Hilltop Artists is a non-profit glass arts program established in 1994 with the help of Dale Chihuly. Through the program young people have the opportunity to learn the art of glass blowing, mosaics, fused glass and bead work. It is a tuition-free program serving youth from ages 12-20. Hilltop Artists provides classes and individualized instruction to over 500 students each year.
3:45PM – Carpool to Tacoma Art Museum
4:00pm - Tacoma Art Museum
Address: 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Art Museum was founded by a group of volunteers in 1935 and has since grown to become a national model for regional, mid-sized museums. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting Northwest art, with the mission of connecting people through art. The museum’s permanent collection includes the premier collection of Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork on permanent public display. Courtney Vowels, the museum’s director of education, will share information about the museum’s innovative education programs and provide an overview of current exhibitions as well as an orientation to the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation Education Wing, followed by free time to explore the museum.
5:00PM: Social Event
After the tour of Tacoma Art Museum, we'll tour the grounds of the Museum of Glass on our way to The Social Bar & Grill for dinner and cocktails.
The Social Bar & Grill is located at 1715 Dock Street in Tacoma
Hotel Murano Tacoma
3120 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402
Courtyard Marriott Tacoma
1515 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Silver Cloud Inn
2317 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS
(if we expect more than 35 people, we will use room L6 or TBA)
Mayumi Tsutakawa started at WSAC in 2002, managing the Arts Participation Initiative, a four-year project to strengthen arts participation in low income, ethnic, rural and disabled communities. She was named manager of Grants to Organizations in 2005. Mayumi formerly served as manager of cultural resources for King County, directing the King County Arts Commission, Public Art and Historic Preservation programs; director of external relations at the Wing Luke Asian Museum; and reporter and editor at The Seattle Times. Mayumi received her Masters of Communications and BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Washington. Learn more about the Arts Participation Initiative.
On Site Contact:
Director, University of Puget Sound Community Music Department
Chair, Northwest Chapter
Executive Director, Multnomah Arts Center
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