Artists Thrive Summit

From September 6-9, 2017, arts leaders, artists and funders from across the country will gather in Kentucky to collaborate, gain inspiration, engage and align.

 

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Schedule

Wednesday, September 6th

  • 5pm-6pm

    Opening Welcome Session

    This interactive session will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and share their desired take-aways from the Summit.

  • 6pm-11pm

    Social Gathering & Dinner

    Participants will tour the Artisan Center and enjoy a meal together.

Thursday, September 7th

  • 9am-11am

    Session: Power, Vulnerability and Language

    Facilitated session with small group discussions

  • 11am-1pm

    Art & Cultural Experiences

    Participants will have the opportunity to create, explore, and learn around town.

  • 1pm-1pm

    Lunch

    At the Campus Food Court

  • 1pm-3pm

    Breakout Sessions

    Small group conversations related to the Artists Thrive "Working with Artists" tool.

  • 3pm-6pm

    Session: Managing Change

    Overview of methods and tools needed to artfully design and skillfully facilitate collaborative change

  • 6pm-8pm

    Art & Cultural Experiences

    Participants will have the opportunity to create, explore, and learn around town.

  • 8pm-11pm

    Taste of Kentucky Event

    Dinner and socializing

Friday, September 8th

  • 7am-6pm

    Bus Tour

    Spend the day exploring 3 rural Appalachian communities.

Saturday, September 9th

  • 9am-11am

    Closing Session

    Participants will discuss inspirations and/or roadblocks you are seeing with Artists Thrive; experiences from the Appalachia community conversations that have prompted new thinking about Artists Thrive; and new – and perhaps unexpected – connections you are making at the Summit.