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10/13/18 - 10/15/18 | Philadelphia | PA
10/15/18 - 10/18/18 | Philadelphia | PA
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Preconference: Arts + Ecology

A growing number of artist residency programs support creative work at the intersection of Arts + Ecology. These organizations are interrogating place, working across disciplines and considering new ways to engage community and strategic partners. As complex, planetary ecological predicaments persist, artist residencies and artist-centered organizations are uniquely poised to be intermediaries for interventions and inquiries.

Join us for the Arts + Ecology Preconference - a special half-day summit hosted at Bartram's Garden, investigating new models in inquiry and intervention at the intersection of arts and ecology.

Bringing together adminstrators, artists and community partners, we will explore:

  • What models are currently being employed to support collaborative, field-based environmental research and art-making?
  • Acknowledging that Arts + Ecology inquiries and interventions exist along a spectrum, what does impact look like for both short- and long-term engagements?
  • What methods and tools can be borrowed from other sectors - community organizing, education, science - and how do we ensure practices are rooted in ecological and cultural literacy?



Monday, October 15, 2018
10am - 3:30pm
Bus transportation provided from and returning to Loews Philadelphia Hotel [1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA]


Bartram's Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Bartram's Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. It is a destination and an outdoor classroom and living laboratory for ever-expanding audiences―over 50,000 each year and counting. Bartram's Garden is a place where people of all ages can access one of Philly's greatest natural resources, the Lower Schuylkill River, the eight-mile stretch of tidal river from the Fairmount Dam at the Art Museum to the Delaware River confluence.

Stacy Levy's art work "Rain Yard", located at the The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


Coming soon!


Organized in partnership with Philadelphia City Parks Association, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Wave Hill and the Alliance of Artists Communities.


$75. Registration fee includes transportation, programming and lunch.
This is an optional preconference tour - separate registration required.