Artists in Context: Connected and Consequential

Friday, June 10 – “Stories From the Field”
Saturday, June 11 – Case Studies and Skill Building Workshops
Sunday, June 12 – Reporting Back and Next Steps
Northeastern University Eagan Center

Artists in Context is launching a new two-year program that both enhances its public programming in Boston and expands its geographic territory·to three additional New England locations: Rhode Island, Maine and the Pioneer Valley, MA.

With major support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, “Connected and Consequential” is designed as a series of four regional conventions in New England·that innovates a learning process for socially engaged hybrid practices among artists and civic actors from a variety of fields, disciplines and contexts. This program promotes creative·networking and collaborative·learning, development of best practices, and shared learning through online documentation during a two-year pilot phase, 2011 -·2012. This diverse program fulfills AIC’s mission to instigate, support and highlight new interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged practices by contemporary artists and other creative thinkers.

Each Convention is bracketed with pre-convention and post-convention programming that amplifies existing work in each location and brings new learning and knowledge to advance the quality and sustainability of this type of artistic practice. AIC’s overall aim is to create and foster an environment in New England where such connection, learning, and informed artistic practice can occur and flourish.

AIC works with a local project coordinator and local organizational partners to adapt the convening program to the conditions, assets and challenges of each specific place.· In the months to come, we will be announcing specific activations of “Connected and Consequential” in greater Boston, the Pioneer Valley, Maine and Rhode Island.

Stay tuned to our upcoming newsletters and event postings.

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