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Wednesday, April 13


Buses leave the hotels for The Studios Inc

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception at The Studios Inc: Enjoy dinner with new colleagues and friends, see the artist studios, and meet community leaders

Thursday, April 14

8 am

Buses leave the hotels for The Studios Inc

8:30 - 9:15 am

Welcome + introductions (continental breakfast)

9:15 - 10 am

Goals for meeting and introduction to The Sustainability Project

10 - 10:30 am

Case Study: ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design), with Brad Kik, Co-Founder + Co-Director

10:30 - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12pm

"Matching Artists with Mission: Developing a Selection Process that Works for You" led by Caitlin Strokosch | Alliance of Artists Communities

12 - 1 pm


1 - 2:30 pm

"Supporting Under-Served Artists" led by Regin Igloria | Ragdale Foundation, and Shalonda Ingram | Nursha Project

2:30 - 4 pm

"Artists and Public Engagement: Facilitating Exchange with Thoughtfulness and Intention" with Todd Lester | freeDimensional

4:15 pm

Buses leave for Arts Incubator

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Open studios and tour of Arts Incubator

5:30 - 8 pm

Party at Arts Incubator: enjoy food, drinks, and live music with local artists and community leaders

Friday, April 15

8:30 am

Buses leave the hotels for The Studios Inc

8:45 - 9 am

Morning greetings (continental breakfast)

9 - 11 am

"Long-Range Planning for Artist Residency Programs" led by Jim Baker | Pilchuck Glass School

11 - 11:15 am


11:15 am - 12 pm

Case Study: The Chocolate Factory, Live Arts Brewery, and Vermont Performance Lab Collaboration, with Sara Coffey | Vermont Performance Lab

12 - 1 pm


1 - 2:30 pm

(1) "Partnerships, Power, and Planning" with Paul Tyler | Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, and Diane Scott | University of Missouri Kansas City

(2) Case Study: Escape to Create (Seaside, Florida), with Marsha Dowler, President; Karen Holland, Vice-President; Nathan Grannar, operatic tenor and Escape to Create Fellow; and Judith Levy, visual artist and Escape to Create Fellow

3 pm

Buses leave for Kansas City Artist Coalition

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Case Study and Tour: Kansas City Artist Coalition

4:30 pm

Buses leave for the hotels

6 pm

Buses leave the hotels for Urban Culture Project

6 - 9 pm

Urban Culture Project's "Third Fridays" open studios tour – a vibrant and eclectic event showcasing the city's unique local arts scene

Resources include:

  • The Ultimate Residency Resource Guide (Alliance of Artists Communities)
  • Studio Protector (CERF+)
  • Art Spaces Hosting Activism (New Tactics in Human Rights)
  • Artist Residency PR Toolkit (Alliance of Artists Communities and National Endowment for the Arts)
  • Nonprofit Lifecycles (Paula Manley)
  • and more!