The Symposium was created to bring together emerging and established arts councils and organizations from around Kansas to facilitate professional development, partnership, and celebration of the arts in our communities. Salina Arts & Humanities and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission are hosting the 2023 Symposium. It will occur on October 11 and 12, 2023, at the Homewood Suites in Salina, KS.
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Keynote: State of the Arts in Kansas
Wednesday, October 11, 4:15 pm
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission’s (KCAIC) Director, Curtis Young, will discuss art advocacy and how local arts councils can reshape the discourse surrounding the arts, ultimately fostering growth, wide-ranging partnerships, and securing more funding. He will also explore the valuable resources offered by KCAIC that can aid in this endeavor.
Thursday, October 12. 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Artists are the center of the conversation with this workshop that explores how we work together to affect change in our communities. Facilitators will support the discussion from the perspective of working with artists. Participants will be encouraged to celebrate success and share areas in which they struggle.
Music: Alex Kimball Williams, Lawrence; Nick Carswell, Lawrence
Visual Arts: Michael Knutson, Garden City; Kelly Yarbrough, Manhattan
Literary Arts: Traci Brimhall, Manhattan; Tim Bascom, Topeka
Theatre/Performing Arts: Shannon TL Kearns, Independence; Elizabeth-Ali Schade, Salina
Strengthening Organizational Capacity
Thursday, October 12. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Explore and share strategies and tools with peers from communities with similar capacities and resources. This workshop will help build connections across the state and equip leaders to make a difference in their communities. Participants can choose to identify with one or more elements of the grouped conversations.
One or less paid professional staff, all-volunteer boards, any population: Kelsi Depew, Reno County; Marsha Howe, Lindsborg
2-5 paid staff or populations of 5,000 to 39,999: Katy Guthrie, Garden City; Deborah Geiger, Atchison
5 or more paid staff or populations of 40,000 or more: Sarah VanLanduyt, Johnson County; Lindsay Benacka, Wichita
Registration is closed. For questions, please contact Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 or email@example.com.
Homewood Suites Group Rate, starting at $129 – available until September 10, 2023.
The group code is SAH
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Symposium attendees can also call the hotel at 785-515-2600 and speak to guest services and provide them with the “group code”
Salina offers many other great lodging options; learn more at Visit Salina.