The following is a free workshop offered by the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division
Presented by Barbara Schaffer Bacon/Animating Democracy
Date: Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, Room 201.0 Boardroom (5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin 78752)
Attendee Limit: 50
Knowing how to create meaningful civic engagement is becoming a required skill set in today’s world. This 6-hour interactive training will feature key concepts, principles, and practices of arts-based civic engagement opportunities through program design and community partnerships and how to facilitate meaningful civic dialogue opportunities.
Participants will have the opportunity to share projects in progress or that have potential in their communities, as well as to troubleshoot planning and project roadblocks with colleagues. Animating Democracy’s Barbara Schaffer Bacon will work closely with Austin’s community arts sector to tailor the program to participants’ specific needs.
Presenter: Barbara Schaffer Bacon currently co-directs the Animating Democracy Initiative (http://www.americansforthearts.org/animatingdemocracy/), a program of Americans for the Arts, Institute for Community Development and the Arts, funded by the Ford Foundation. Launched in fall 1999, Animating Democracy’s purpose is to foster artistic activity that encourages civic dialogue on important contemporary issues. Barbara draws upon the experience of dozens of artists and cultural organizations that have participated in Animating Democracy as well as other field activity. A national consultant since 1990, her work, together with partner Pam Korza, includes program design and evaluation for state and local arts agencies and private foundations nationally.
This event is presented in partnership with the University of Texas College of Fine Arts, UT Performing Arts Center, UT Humanities Institute, UT Performance as Public Practice program in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Thank you to Austin Community College Division of Arts and Humanities for providing the workshop space!
Attendees: In order to shape the workshop to your specific needs
Barbara has developed the following survey. Please fill it out after registering for the workshop.
For more information call 512-974-7860.