Second stellar keynote added to Statewide Arts Conference
Another internationally known speaker has joined the line-up for the Statewide Arts Conference being held Sept. 18: Richard Evans, president of EmcArts, a leading not-for-profit provider of innovation services to the arts and culture sector across the United States and abroad.
In addition to the opening keynote address by Nikky Finney, the conference will now feature a luncheon keynote and a workshop presented by Evans, who will share his experience of helping arts organizations innovate, with an emphasis on adaptive organizational change and effective ways to respond to the demands of a new era.
The two 90-minute portions of Evans’ interactive workshop will be connected — one occurs in the morning, and the second takes place after lunch. Participants will work in groups to explore complex challenges South Carolina’s arts community is facing and dig in to some of the fundamental approaches that are helping organizations address our complex and rapidly changing world. Space for this workshop is limited to 60 participants, so pre-registration will be required. Everyone who registers for the conference will receive information about reserving a spot in Evans’ workshop.
All conference attendees will have a chance to learn from Evans during lunch, when he will facilitate a conversation based on what he and his colleagues have learned from nearly a decade of leading adaptive work with 200 arts and cultural organizations of all types and sizes.
Arts organizations should consider bringing at least two people to the conference — one person to participate in Evans’ session, and one person to take part in the other sessions offered at the same time. The $78 early-bird rate is good only through July 31, so register today!
More information about Evans’ workshop and the conference is available online.
A big thank-you to the South Carolina Arts Alliance for generously sponsoring Evans’ participation.