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Arts News: National Black Arts Festival Convening National Dialogue

The National Black Arts Festival is convening a two-day discussion this weekend to discuss issues and challenges for black artists and black arts organizations.

For information see information below from the National Black Arts Festival’s website:

 

 

CONVENING: A QUESTION OF RELEVANCE
A National Dialogue on the Relevance of Black Culture in the 21st Century
Friday, September 13th: 12:00P – 4P &
Saturday, September 14th: 9A – 4:00 PM
Registration: General – $150 / Artists – $75 / Students – $50 w/valid id
Rialto Center for the Arts at GSU • 80 Forsyth Street SW • Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration available onsite at the Rialto Box.

The National Black Arts Festival invites a body of artists, culturalists, scholars, presenters, students and funders to Atlanta to engage in a two-day discussion on the current and future relevance of Black Art and Culture.  This convening will address the challenges faced by artists, cultural institutions and communities who are working to preserve and sustain Black culture in the midst of cultural disruption, unprecedented consumption and post-black dichotomy as well as explore new paradigms and solutions that are developing.  Curated and produced by Leatrice Ellzy for the National Black Arts Festival’s 25th Anniversary.Sessions: The Cyclical Nature of Culture,  The State of Black Arts by Discipline,  The Grind: Creating New Work and Finding Opportunities,  The Gap in Black Culture:  Building Bridges in the Midst of Ageism, Aesthetics, Socio-Economics and Education, Joy & Pain: Presenting Black Art and Culture, Has Hip Hop Hijacked Black Culture?, Funding Our Way: How Is Black Culture Sustained in 21st Century Realities? and Winning Models: We’re So Fresh!

Location:
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Just one block from the Host Hotel.

Accommodations:
Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Downtown / Room Rate: $89 per night + tax
134 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 / 404-522-0950 / Code: NBAF
Transportation:  Take MARTA from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport to the Hotel!
Take the North/South line to the Peachtree Center Station. Follow the signs to Ellis Street and the Atlanta Public Library. Exit at Peachtree Street South and the Residence Inn by Marriott is directly across the street.  One-Way Ticket:  $2.50 + $1.00 Breeze Card / Round Trip Ticket: $5.00 + $1.00 Breeze Card.

Session Schedule
Day 1 – Friday, September 13, 2013
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Registration Open
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM • Welcome & Opening Remarks
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM • Keynote: Framing the Discussion
• James Counts Early, Director of Cultural Heritage Policy Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM • Session: The Cyclical Nature of Culture
• Nettrice Gaskins, Doctoral Candidate and Researcher, Georgia Tech Experimental Games Lab
1:05 PM – 1:20 PM • Responses from the Room
1:20 PM – 1:25 PM • Introduction of Presenters

The State of the Arts by Discipline
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM • Music – Greg Tate, Writer, Musician and Cultural Critic
1:50 PM – 2:05 PM • Theater – Shay Wafer, Executive Director, 651 Arts
2:10 PM – 2:25 PM • Dance – Anna Glass, Independent Producer /Curator
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM • Film – Asantewa Olatunji, Artistic Director, Pan African Film Festival
2:50 PM – 3:05 PM • Visual Art – Halima Taha, Author, Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM • Literature – Malaika Adero, Vice President and Sr. Editor, Simon and Schuster/Atria Books
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM • Responses from the Room
3:45 PM – 3:55 PM • Performance – Tricia Hersey, Poet
3:55 PM – 4:00 PM • Closing

Day 2 – Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM • Registration
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM • Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM • Performance
9:20 AM – 9:50 AM • Session: Joy & Pain – Presenting Black Art/Culture
• Vivian Phillips, Director of Communications, Seattle Theater Group
• Baraka Sele, Independent Curator, Producer, Consultant
• Jason Orr, Curator/Producer, FunkJazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival
9:55 AM – 10:25 AM • Session: The Gap in Black Culture – Building Bridges in the Midst of Ageism, Aesthetics, Socio-Economics & Education
• Jessica Care Moore, Poet
• Rob Fields, Curator and Founder, New Black Imagination Festival
• Stephanie Dunn, Assistant Professor of English, Morehouse College
• Michi Meko, Visual Artist
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM • Session: Funding Our Way: How Is Black Culture Financially Sustained in 21st Century Realities?
• Val Porter, Director, Foundation Center Atlanta
• Rodney Christopher, Sr. Fellow, F.B. Heron Foundation in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM • Responses from the Room
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM • LUNCH
12:25 PM – 12:30 PM • Intro to Afternoon Session
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM • Session: Did Hip Hop Hijack Black Culture?
• Dr. Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at University of Connecticut
12:55 PM – 1:30 PM • Session: The Grind: Creating New Work & Finding Opportunities
• Kevin Iega Jeff, Artistic Director, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
• Carmen de Lavallade, Dancer
• Fahamu Pecou, Visual Artist
• Tananarive Due, Author
1:35 PM – 1:45 PM • Globetrotting
• Helene and Celia Faussart, Les Nubians
1:50 PM – 2:05 PM • Responses from the Room
2:05 PM – 2:20 PM • BREAK
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM • The Relevance of Black Arts and Culture
• Charles Dutton, Actor
2:50 PM – 3:20 PM • Responses from the Room
3:20 PM – 3:40 PM • Performance
3:45 PM – 3:55 PM • Closing Remarks

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