2015 MPLS: Paradigms & Priorities | What does the Field need?

DeAnna Cummings (Debate Moderator)
Steve Dietz
Sam Gould
Maria Cristina Tavera
Jun-Li Wang

How do we imagine and communicate the value of our art spaces, projects, and organizations? What are the most pressing concerns of our field at local, regional, and national scales? Which paradigms influence the ways we develop and sustain artists and arts activities?

This opening debate will surface some of the assumptions and issues underlying artist-centric organizing practices, providing context for Hand-in-Glove 2015 and an opportunity to reflect. Four arts leaders from Minneapolis / St. Paul will take the stage, introducing the values and goals that guide their projects. Attendees will be invited to participate, kicking off a lively convening about artists and arts work in different locales across the country.