Keynote by Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC)
Roberto Bedoya is the Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson AZ. He is also a writer and arts consultant who works in the area of support systems for artists. As an arts consultant he has worked on projects for the Creative Capital Foundation and the Arizona Commission on the Arts (Creative Capital’s State Research Project), The Ford Foundation (Mapping Native American Cultural Policy), The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations (Creative Practice in the 21st Century), and The Urban Institute (Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for US Artists and the Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project).
His writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New Gatekeepers: Emerging Challenges to Free Expression in the Arts, (Columbia University Press, 2003) CMYK, the Hungry Mind Review, the Los Angeles Times, and the Movement Research Performance Journal. He is the author of the white paper “The Color Line and US Cultural Policy: An Essay with Dialogue” and “Creative Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-Belonging”, He sits on the board of the National Association of Media Arts and Culture. Bedoya has been a Rockefeller Fellow at New York University and a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
EMERGENCE 2015 – Sites of Imagination: A Collective Envisioning
ENVISION the future of the arts – IMAGINE what is possible – START with what is in front of you
With the rapid changes taking place in the Bay Area, How do we, as artists, administrators and cultural advocates address the shifts impacting our sector and our communities? How do we make space? – in our minds, practices, and communities to imagine a future where art informs civic life, organizational growth, and policy considerations. Join us for a day of conversation and action planning designed to celebrate and empower the people who create the dynamic cultural landscapes of the Bay Area.
Panels, Workshops, Working Groups
Captures from the day
This event would have not been possible without the support and generosity from Deborah Cullinan and the fabulous staff at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Generous support for this event provided by: The James Irvine Foundation, The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.