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October 2, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Renowned presenters highlight Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts colloquium

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that nationally renowned presenters will highlight Creating Vibrant Communities Through the Arts, a two-day colloquium on economic development through arts integration for arts organizations and community partners in Indiana and Michigan.

 

The IAC, in partnership with Ball State University’s Building Better Communities, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and South Shore Arts will present Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts, October 9 – 10, 2014 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Munster, Indiana.

 

Keynote speaker for the conference is Matthew Mazzotta, a conceptual artist who creates permanent and temporary public interventions that range from opening up new social spaces inside the built environment, to addressing more pressing environmental issues, but always with a focus on community and public participation. Matthew’s work evolves from an interest in exploring the relationship between people and their environments, as well as between each other. To learn more about Matthew and his work, please visit: http://matthewmazzotta.com/home.html.

 

Other presenters include representatives from The Wormfarm Institute; Marion, Iowa Chamber of Commerce; Delphi Opera House; Pittsburgh Office of Public Art; Keep Cincinnati Beautiful; Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs; the Chicago Public Art Group; and Ball State University’s Building Better Communities.

 

Registration is $90 per person and $200 per team of three. Teams representing artists, arts administrators and community / civic leaders are highly encouraged. Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended. To register online, please visit: https://payingov.com/iac.

 

Please visit: http://www.in.gov/arts/2659.htm for more information about the conference.

 

Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts is made possible by: The Indiana Arts Commission, Ball State University’s Building Better Communities, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. South Shore Arts also serves as the IAC Regional Arts Partner for Region 1.

 

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.

 

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