july, 2016

11julAll Day48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation


Event Details

About 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conservation Summit:
In 2015, RedLine held the 1st Annual 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit by engaging cultural organizations to share their expertise on cultural responsiveness, social responsibility, and collective leadership. Following last year’s successes, and building on RedLine’s 2016 yearly theme R/Evolution, this year’s 48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation Summit will examine the relationship between social revolution and cultural or political evolution.

RedLine is currently seeking proposals for our 2nd annual summit held on August 10 & 11, 2016 related to the topics below. We are looking for nonprofits, artists, foundations, activists, collectives, groups and individuals who have ideas for:
Workshops (dialogue, guided discussion, smart practices, how to…)
10-minute Talks (TedTalks style)
Interactive Activities (role-playing, artmaking, performance, restorative circles)
Performances (dance, theater, film, performance art)
*These are suggested formats. You are invited to adapt formats, combine formats or present a new format. Anything that engages an audience and gets your message across is welcome!

Following this year’s theme R/Evolution, we are seeking proposals for methods of engagement that explore one or more of the following topic areas:

1. Accessibility
What is the relationship between place and revolution?
How could we redistribute power or reshape art narratives to include different modes of cultural/art production?
How is the rapid growth of Denver affecting access to art and artmaking?

2. Art & Institutional Policy
How can arts education provide equity in public schools?
How could we recreate or reimagine the arts funding model (organizations/artists) to be more equitable and accessible?

3. Social Change through Art
How does art respond to societal disruptions and ruptures?
What is Socially Engaged Art?
How could art organizations, artists, activists, civic groups and social organizations work together to affect change?

4. Collective Leadership
What are innovative ways for organizations and artists to be socially responsible to local communities and do authentic community outreach?
In what ways can organizations, community members and artists work together to activate Denver’s cultural plan?
During periods of rapid growth, how might we ensure that Denver maintains an authentic identity, and that cultural organizations remain accessible and relevant to all of the diverse communities that make up our city?

How to submit a proposal:
Proposals for presentations, workshops, activities, and workshops are due Monday, July 11, 2016.
Apply by following the link below. You will be asked to submit the following materials:
A brief explanation of your workshop or activity, including a description of which of the above topics it addresses (accessibility, art and institutional policy, social change through art, collective leadership).
A short abstract of the session for use in publication and marketing materials. (2-3 sentences)
Choice of time length/format:
10 minute talk
45 minute time slot
90 minute time slot
Other (please specify)

Please submit your proposal by following the link below:

About RedLine:
RedLine Contemporary Art Center fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. RedLine was created in response to a lack of support for emerging artists and a dearth of creative opportunities for local residents. RedLine supports a thriving group of resident artists and provides programming that responds to the needs of the varied communities that live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Viewing art and arts education through a lens of social issues, the organization ensures equitable access to the arts for under-resourced populations by working to fulfill a vision of empowering everyone to create social change through art.

About R/Evolution
In 2016, RedLine will present R/Evolution, a series of exhibitions, programs, events, and community installations, that examines the relationship between social revolution and cultural or political evolution. Historically, artists have often been at the vanguard of revolutionary actions. In this current political climate, how are contemporary artists exploring or helping to contextualize and digest local, national, or global issues through their creative practice? Historically, revolutions have paved the way for evolutions in social and cultural discourses and introduced new public policies. How is this happening today?


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