a2ru: National Conference

Artist Talk, Conference, Conversation, Symposium

a2ru: National Conference

Thu, Nov 02, 2017-Sat, Nov 04, 2017 All day event Curry Ballroom
Artist Talk, Conference, Conversation, Symposium Thu, Nov 02, 2017-Sat, Nov 04, 2017
All day event Curry Ballroom

a2ru National Conference: Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy & Engagement

The 2017 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), will be hosted this year by Northeastern University with additional conference events throughout hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.

This year’s theme is Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement. The conference will use the city of Boston as a starting point for discussion and engagement. As a 21st century global city, Boston embodies many of the issues that drive diverse contemporary cultural contexts. It supports a rich and continually evolving sense of civic realms, and is home to leading arts, educational, medical, industrial, and corporate entities invested in innovative modes of research, practice, and civic participation. There is also clear recognition that the ‘public sphere’ is not confined to large metropolitan regions. Creating dynamic communities that engage and extend beyond traditional boundaries – in both virtual and material ways – remains a growing challenge and the work before us.

Confirmed speakers include:
Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America and Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

To submit a proposal for a session or for more information about conference registration is available HERE

Location

Curry Ballroom

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115