Arts Summit 2010

The Alliance for Arts and Culture, 2010 Legacies NOW and the City of Surrey are pleased to present Arts Summit 2010, Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25 at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. This beautiful new facility is 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver by Skytrain, one block from the Gateway Skytrain station.

Program Highlights Include …
Vanessa Richards of SFU will reprise her role at last year’s Summit and host the two-day event.
Keynote Speaker Writer, social activist, and consultant Arlene Goldbard, author of  New Creative Community, The Art of Cultural Development, talks about cultural action as an instrument of the public good and the desire for coherent cultural policy. Learn more at Arlene’s website.
Civic Leaders Panel: Join Max Wyman and a group of mayors and civic leaders in a discussion about what makes a community arts savvy and how they view and promote culture.
Public Art and Art in Public Places: Why is this such a hot topic? What are the issues? Should public art be ephemeral or lasting? How do you achieve a public art policy that serves artists and communities? The inter-municipal Necklace Project has been exploring this terrain. We look for the potholes and the high points.
New Tools: Take part in the launch of the Creative Cities Public Art Toolkit.
Planning & Action / Creating a Successful Provincial Policy: Join BC Arts Council’s Gillian Wood and advocacy consultant Mark Marrissen in a conversation about creating a coherent and sustainable provincial arts policy.
Canada Culture Days  Take part in the planning as Trudy Van Dop and Axel Conradi introduce plans for the Canada-wide Culture Days.
Meet & Mingle  Enjoy a networking reception in the glass cube atrium and rooftop terrace.!

Creativity Counts  Work together on a new approach to a successful Provincial cultural policy.
Harnessing 2010  Learn about Richmond and Surrey’s extraordinary experience with the 2010 Cultural LiveSites and where such successes may lead for art in a community.
Assets and Infrastructure: Buildings and Human Capital   Architect Richard Henriquez, Vancouver Art Gallery Foundaiton chair Michael Audain, and urban planner Lance Berelowitz,  author of Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination will lead this very topical discussion.
Arts and Social Change Dynamic facilitator Judith Marcuse opens a dialogue with social, business, and education sector leaders exploring how art can, and does, change the world and why we all have a stake in it. Parcicipants will include Vancouver Board of Trade chief economist Bernie Mangan and musician and educator Sal Ferreras.
Summit coordinator Lydia Marston-Blaauw is confirming outstanding speakers and participants in panel discussions and break-out workshops even as you read this. Stay tuned to this blog for further programming developments.
Register Now!

  • Thursday & Friday: $150 for Alliance members / $200 for non-members.
  • Thursday Only: $95 for members / $125 for non-members.
  • Friday Only: $75 for members / $ 95 for non members.
  • Registration fees include lunch both days, Thursday networking reception and all applicable taxes.

Registration is now open for Arts Summit 2010,  June 24 and 25 at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre — Thirty minutes from Granville and Georgia by Skytrain.
More programming and activity updates will be coming your way in the days and weeks ahead.
Find further details here or go directly to the registration form to reserve your seat now.

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