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Art Speak at Copley BPL on NOV 6th

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Art Speak at Copley BPL on NOV 6th

Time: November 6, 2010 from 1pm to 4:45pm
Location: Rabb Hall, Copley Sq Library
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston MA 2 minutes from Copley T
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Norah Dooley
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2010

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1:20pm- Registration

1:20-1:50 pm Tour of the Kirstein Business Library

2pm Welcoming Remarks by Laura Pattison, Kirstein Business Library

2:10pm- 3pm -Rabb Lecture Hall -Informal Open Discussion with those attending the event-facilitated by Kathleen Bitetti of MALCand Greg Liakos, Communications Director at the MCC

3-3:15pm Short Break

Breakout Sessions 3:15-4pm (Rooms TBD)

Breakout Session #1 MCC Cultural Districts- Special Guest: Meri Jenkins, Program Manager for the Adams Grant Program at the MCC- a discussion of the guidelines/regulations that the MCC is crafting to implement the cultural districts law that was passed over the summer. RABB LECTURE HALL -

Breakout Session #2 Fair Trade Means Fair Trade - Special Guest: Greg Liakos, Communications Director at the MCC- a beginning discussion on how to create a framework or frameworks for measures, guidelines, regulations and/or possible legislation to ensure that artists of all disciplines in our state are fairly treated and compensated for their creative work.

Breakout Session #3 Artists Space -Special Guest: Jay Paget, Program Director, Cultural Facilities Fund at the MCC- a discussion of guidelines for artists housing and space- What do we want as a community

4:00-4:30pm -Rabb Lecture Hall- Networking and Information Sharing - Special Guest: Kelly Bennett, Exhibitions Curator/Program Coordinator for Artists Fellowships at the MCC

4:30pm onward-informal networking on your own with fellow artists in the Copley Square area

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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