From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator –
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is hosting a web seminar – Engaging Millennials: Creating Young Arts Advocates – on August 19, 2015, to discuss engaging in the arts the largest generation since the baby boomers. Millennials, now young adults ages 18-35, are important to have as arts participants and advocates as they are fully involved in today’s technological revolution and are tomorrow’s emerging leaders.
The webinar will provide an overview of millennial participation trends, and discuss strategies and programs that have successfully resulted in the inspiration and empowerment of this generation. To manage costs and keep these sessions free for state arts agencies, NASAA places some limits on participation by others. Therefore, it is only available at four locations in Tennessee, but the Tennessee Arts Commission will publish a report on the webinar.
The Tennessee Arts Commission invites you to join one of the four groups across the state from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. CDT / 3-4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 19 for the seminar. Acting as partner participants in Tennessee are:
The Tennessee Arts Commission
401 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
575 South Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117
EPB Community Room, 7th Floor
10 W M L King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37402
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN 37916
Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
Domtar Community Room
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
400 Clinchfield Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
You are welcome and encouraged to come to one of these organizations at their specified location to participate in the webinar. If you are interested in joining a specific location, click on the name above to register your attendance. In the email, make the subject line re:NASAA Seminar, include your name, organization, phone number and the number of people in your party.
In addition to viewing the webinar, the group locations will provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues. We also encourage a digital conversation using social media to continue the discussion. Expand your experience by posting on Facebook and Twitter; tag your location’s account and use #cultivateTN on your posts.
Presenters will include John Schratwieser, Executive Director of Maryland Citizens for the Arts; Tracie Konopinski, Senior Campaign Organizer of MASSCreative; and W. Omari Rush, Curator or Public Programs of Ann Arbor Art Center and Council Member of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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