Our recording begins with Maggie Guggenheimer, PCA’s executive director. After a brief round of introductions, she describes an effort in Chattanooga called CreateHere.
After a round of introductions, Greg Kelly of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and Pete O’Shea of SiteWorks began discussing how they were able to forge the StoryLine project in collaboration with the Piedmont Council of the Arts, the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department, and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Freedom of Expression. Afterwards, the panel and participants had a conversation about what worked, what didn’t, and what lessons can be learned to inspire similar collaborations in the future.
Participants in the forum included:
Bruce Boucher UVA Art Museum
Jane Fisher Charlottesville Community Design Center
Gary Funston Charlottesville Jazz Society
Harold Folley Virginia Organizing Project
Damani Harrison Music Resource Center
Holly Hatcher Charlottesville-Area Community Foundation
Rose Hill-Jones From Inside Out
Ronda Hewitt Live Arts Theater
Sibley Johns Music Resource Center
Bree Luck Light House Studio
Ken Moore Region Ten Consumer Advocate
Christine Nardi Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Emily Nelson UVA Art Student Society
Dave Norris Charlottesville City Council
Sherrika Nowell Urban Vision
Rydell Payne Abundant Life Ministries
Martin Phillips Charlottesville Jazz Society
Gloria Rockhold Albemarle Public Schools – Latino Relations
Joel Rubin UVA Department of Music
George Sampson UVA Arts Administration
Sherri Smith Artisans Center of Virginia
Mildred Spicer VSAarts Charlottesville-Albemarle
Jessica Thayer Artist Services
Karen Waters Quality Community Council
Annie Yoder Abundant Life Ministries
Is Charlottesville doing enough to market itself as a regional destination for patrons of the arts? What else can be done to ensure that the visual, performing and literary arts not only survive, but thrive? Those are just a couple of the questions explored during the second Creative Conversation organized by the Piedmont Council of the Arts.
Representatives of various groups were invited to Charlottesville’s CitySpace meeting room on the Downtown Mall to discuss the topic “Marketing Charlottesville as a Creative Community.” The event was held on January 13, 2009 in the City Space Meeting Room at the Charlottesville Community Design Center. We’ve condensed the two hour discussion into a 45 minute podcast.
The participants were:
- Mary Beth Aungier The Paramount Theater
- Allie Baer Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB)
- Nancy Bass Local Artist
- Olivia Branch UVA Engineering Foundation
- Elizabeth Breeden Art in Place
- Wendy Brown Center for Nonprofit Excellence
- Erik Curren American Shakespeare Center
- Chris Engel Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
- Jane Fisher Charlottesville Community Design Center
- Liz Flynn John Paul Jones Arena
- David Hopper Virginia Film Festival
- Lindsay Howerton Arts and Cultural Council of Staunton
- Kirby Hutto Charlottesville Pavilion: Red Light Management
- Annie Jacobs Albemarle Public Schools
- Rob Jones Migration: A Gallery
- Dabney Kerr Consultant: Sagacious Solutions
- Hollie Lee Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
- Morgan MacKenzie- Perkins Sage Moon Gallery
- Kevin McFadden Virginia Festival of the Book
- Jane Norris Charlottesville Daily Progress
- Kyle Redinger Spicy Bear Media
- Jim Respess Local Artist
- George Sampson UVA Arts Administration Program
- Sherri Smith Lander Creative, Artisans Center of Virginia
- Jessica Thayer Consultant/Artist Services
- Katharine Vlcek The Paramount Theater
- Kathryn Wagner Local Artist
- Lyn Warren Les Yeux du Monde
- How do people learn about and experience arts and culture today?
- How does our community provide citizens with learning opportunities in the arts?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of our community in terms of arts education? Are there untapped opportunities or important concerns?
- How, if at all, do arts education opportunities differ for young people and adults in our community? How do they differ according to economic ability? Geographic location? Racial or cultural background?
- How collaborative is our community in educating through the arts? Are there ways to streamline efforts and work more closely together?