Practicing Community

Rebecca Parker, artist, arts administrator, and educator, will be presenting "Practicing Community" as part of the Cultural Policy Workshop.

Rebecca Parker discusses community building through the arts in both her professional capacity as an arts administrator and in her personal practice as an artist. Parker will explore how her creative practice has informed her work as an arts administrator, most notably in her efforts at the Arts Council of Winston-Salem in North Carolina. A small but artistically rich city, Winston-Salem is exploring the potential of an arts-based economy to, in part, offset the diminished presence, and related philanthropic initiatives, of historically sustaining industries. Parker was critical in designing strategic opportunities to help realize this objective including creating plans for and commissioning public art; connecting the community's many cultural institutions and artists to share resources, streamline efforts, and redefine their social capital; and facilitating fundraising initiatives.

For more information, visit the Cultural Policy Center page and site.

The presentation is Tuesday, February 5, from Noon to 1:20 PM. at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. It's free and open to the public.