Upcoming Event: Open Engagement Pre-conference | CROSS-SECTOR

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10am to 6pm and Friday, April 29, 2016, 10am to 1pm

oe-logo-square-black-solid-500Whether we are imagining the role of the arts in social change, whether we are imagining new structures for sustaining the arts, artists and organizations increasingly tout the importance of the “cross-sector” partnership. What does it mean to work across non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors? How do partnerships differ depending upon the domain — in public health, cultural policy, public education, urban planning, social entrepreneurship, and more? How do artists, arts leaders, and arts organizations re-skill to establish cross-sector partnerships? What do the arts bring to such partnerships, and when do cultures clash? What new knowledge can be acquired across sectors, and when is it tempting to stay in one’s own lane?

Cross-Sector is presented as part of the 2016 Open Engagement conference, and by Arts Research Center and Arts + Design Initiative, in partnership with American Cultures, UC Berkeley and Imagining America. Click here for more details, including speakers line-up and break-out sessions.


Thinking Across the Arts + Design @ Berkeley

Embedded within a new Mellon-sponsored, Big Ideas course entitled “Thinking Across the Arts + Design @ Berkeley”, this free noon lecture series will offer the public a chance to explore the theme of “Architecture of Life” across a range of disciplines and art forms. BAMPFA architect Charles Renfro launches the series at the First Congregational Church; the new Pacific Film Archive Theater will host the rest of the lectures thereafter.While lectures are free and open to the public, admission to the museum’s galleries requires a paid admission ticket.

April lectures include:

April 6: Sou Fujimoto: “Architecture and the Future,” in dialogue with Nicholas de Monchaux

April 13: Animate Objects: Mel Chen and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Science, Art, and Language in the Architecture of Life

April 20: Stillness and Movement: Bruce Beasley and Lisa Wymore on Dancing the Rondo series, in dialogue with Shannon Jackson

See the complete series here.