Arts Council hosts national arts leader at Kentucky on Stage
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Sandra Gibson, CEO and president of the Association for Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) in Washington, D.C. will lead the plenary session at Kentucky on Stage. This professional development opportunity for performing arts presenters will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 8, at The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Arts Council encourages anyone interested in staging live performances to attend.
The plenary session, Arts Presenting and the New Realities will examine current challenges that confront the performing arts. Presenters nationwide discussed the subject during the APAP conference last January. Gibson will offer survival strategies developed from their input. Participants will learn why and how reimagining organizations in this new environment may be of value.
Gibson serves as a commissioner on the Culture Committee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. She has positioned the APAP to take on a global leadership role through partnerships and collaborations. During her tenure the association has collaborated with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to sponsor the first nationwide survey in the performing arts presenting field. Working with the US-Mexico Fund for Culture, it expanded the realm of performing arts in the international arena by creating the Gateway to Americas Initiative. It also joined the National Music Partnership and the Performing Arts Research Coalition.
Kentucky on Stage also offers a showcase of performing artists, a workshop, Building Audiences, led by Brad Downall, executive director, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville, Ky. and a meeting of the Kentucky Presenters’ Network.
Participants must register in advance. Registration fees cover the showcase, professional development sessions and lunch.
A Kentucky on Stage schedule of performances is available at http://bit.ly/KAC2010KYonStage.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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