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Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium

Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium

Living Arts Collective (410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701) 

Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 3pm. 

$15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at

Facebook event page  #articulatingvalue

*Full schedule below

Articulating Value in the Arts will be a gathering of artists, administrators and arts advocates that will include inspiring presentations, discussions on Artmaking and Politics, Public Funding, and Tools available to Artists in the Triangle. It will also include a panel discussion on Art and Value from arts leaders and professionals. 

Guests will include Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Petus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Murielle Elizéon (Culture Mill), Ginger Wagg (Wild Actions), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh), Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek), Jessica Jones, Beth Yerxa (Triangle ArtWorks), Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), and Monét Noelle Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company). *Full schedule listed below.

This event is an opportunity to network, to connect and learn about valuable arts resources available to you here in the Triangle. It's an opportunity to forge new relationships and discuss important issues not often discussed with people that you may not already know. You'll get the chance to learn about how others in the arts field think about issues of value, politics, money, space in art and have specific insight into how ARTISTS are thinking and feeling about these issues here and now.

There will be presentations on research into the Durham Art Market, new initiatives towards a Professional Artist Resource Center for the Triangle, and insights from a year of conversations about Art and Value with Area artists. There will be discussion / networking groups around the themes of Being an Artist in Today’s Political Reality (hosted by Durham Artists Movement) Developing tools and resources for artists to thrive in the Triangle (hosted by Triangle Artworks) and Artists and the Public Sector (hosted by members of the North Carolina Arts Council and Raleigh Arts). We'll finish the day with a panel discussion on Art and Value with leading arts professionals ranging from the North Carolina Arts Council to Independent Non-profit institutions to freelance artist/activists.


9:45 - 10:15: Arrival with Coffee and Snacks

10:15 - 10:30: Introduction - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg

10:30 - 10:50: Assumptions - Tommy Noonan

10:50 - 11:10: How Can We Leverage the Arts to Challenge Gentrification?- Laura Ritchie

11:10 - 11:30: A Future Professional Artist Resource Center - Jessica Jones

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45 - 12:45: Breakout Discussion Groups:

      1.  Artists and the Public Sector: Jeff Pettus & Sarah Powers

     2.  Developing Tools and Resources for Artists to Thrive in the Triangle - Beth Yerxa

    3.  Making Art in Today’s Political Reality - with Saba Taj & Monét Marshall

12:45 - 1:30: Break for Lunch

1:30 - 2:45: Panel Discussion: Art and Value

With: Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Pettus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Monét Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company), Moderated by Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek)

2:45 - 3:00: Closing - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg

Earlier Event: September 19
Reflex Arc with cellist Daniel Levin