Culture Mill will produce Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium on September 23rd at Living Arts Collective in Durham, NC from 10am to 3pm. The event will represent the culmination of Culture Mill’s 1-year conversation series and sustained consideration of the relationship between art and value. Activities will include the release of a self-produced book containing original writings, interviews and relevant texts, as well as several live presentations on new research and local initiatives originating from the project. Guests will include Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Petus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Jessica Jones (PARC NC), Murielle Elizéon (Culture Mill), Ginger Wagg (Wild Actions), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek); Beth Yerxa (Triangle ArtWorks), Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), and Monét Noelle Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company).
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: Artist Resource Sharing in the Triangle - 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
Tickets are $15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists.