TAL Annual Artist Convening 2024

August 10, 2024 @ 10:00AM — August 11, 2024 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

The Arts League: 4226 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Get Directions

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Grounded: Making & Teaching in the Now

How do we as artists and makers address polarizing topics in our studio practice and classroom spaces? What does a socially engaged art practice or curriculum look like in the present day? Is cultural competency enough to ensure classrooms are sensitive to our students?

Join us in collective consideration of these and related questions during the second installment of The Arts League’s annual Artist Convening. This weekend long convening is an opportunity to connect meaningfully with other artists and arts educators interested in finding actionable means of workshopping their practice to be relevant in the here and now. Attendees will receive a thoughtfully curated resource toolkit, an opportunity to workshop ideas and syllabi with real-time feedback from local experts and peers, and special tours of new exhibitions at The Arts League and beyond.

All event proceeds will support TAL’s arts & community programs.


The Schedule

Convening
Saturday, August 10th, 2024, 10 AM - 5 PM
At The Arts League (4226 Spruce Street)*

Special Tours & Making
Sunday, August 11th, 2024, 1 PM - 4 PM
At The Arts League (4226 Spruce Street)*

*Accessibility info: The Arts League is a four story building with no elevators or lifts. The convening will take place across all 4 floors of the building. There will be chairs available in each room for the duration of the event. There are single stall, gender-neutral bathrooms on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors.


The Speakers

So far the confirmed speakers & facilitators include:
Lisa Karese Volta (of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture)
Vince Johnson (of Urban Movement Arts)
Yahne' Jackson (of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union)
Hanzi (of Asian Arts Initiative)
Rain Jacobson
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
Qiaira Riley + Yannick Lowery


Thank you to our generous sponsors (Plaza Art, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, & Mural Arts Philadelphia) for making this event possible! Learn more about partnership opportunities by emailing our Development & Partnerships Coordinator, Katherine, at development@ucartsleague.org.

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