Artists Make Archives Make Artists

Feb 26, 2013 | Events

My SphinxCon presentation laid out a very simple premise: that our diverse arts and culture archives should be considered an important hub in sustainably diverse arts ecosystems. I include my (rough) presentation notes below. Many thanks to Jaquay “J.J.” McNeal, Columbia College student and former CBMR student worker for his terrific work in designing the … Read more »

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SphinxCon: Quick and Dirty First Thoughts

Feb 24, 2013 | Events

I attended the inaugural SphinxCon  last weekend. Sphinx Organization founder and SphinxCon creator and host Aaron Dworkin pointedly and repeatedly clarified that a) the “con” in SphinxCon refers to the conversations he hoped the event enabled not necessarily to the idea of conference (as many of us probably assumed) and b) this inagural event was … Read more »

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Diversity in the Performing Arts and SphinxCon!

Sep 24, 2012 | Events
Diversity in the Performing Arts and SphinxCon!

I know that the CBMR is honored to be a founding partner of SphinxCon, a national conference focused on issues of diversity in the arts developed and hosted by Aaron Dworkin’s Sphinx Organization. Speaking from a personal point of view, however, I am honored, excited, and hopeful. A conference of this type and scope is … Read more »

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Chicago Cultural Plan Town Hall

Feb 16, 2012 | Events

The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events  officially  launched the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 initiative February 9th.  Four streams will inform the process: public engagement, research and data analysis, innovation, and buy-in (from organizations, residents, businesses, etc). Knowing that real public engagement and buy-in are they keys to this initiative’s success, … Read more »

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