ArtsLAB is a traveling professional development symposium, presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) each year, in different parts of the state. ArtsLAB is a place where artists, arts professionals, advocates and more, come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector. This year will be the first ever VIRTUAL ArtsLAB. There will be an interactive artist performance, as well as honest conversations about the arts sector.
This year’s theme is: Decolonizing the Arts.
When: Friday, November 20, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Crowdcast virtual platform
WHO: This event is open to artists, arts professionals, advocates and more looking to come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector.
WHAT TO EXPECT: You can expect progressive, forward-moving (and thinking) conversations about how to make Maryland’s art sector the leading art sector in the country. There will be open and honest conversations about what challenges the community faces and ways to overcome them.
Find out what’s in store for ArtsLAB 2020.
The schedule is filled with outstanding presenters with critical topics that are needed during these shifting times.
- The first session will be Legislative Outlook with Delegate Brooke Lierman, Senator Melony Griffith, and Senator Christ West.
- The second session will be A&E Districts and Local Arts Advocacy with Britt Barbour and Lady Brion.
- The third session will be Decolonizing Artistic and Hiring Practices with Suzan Jenkins, Emily Cory, and Michael Bobbitt.
There will also be two interactive artists performances, opening the show: Rachael Cross, and closing the show: Nicoletta de la Brown.