Arts & Culture Track

Bringing Community Stories to Life through the Arts

September 19 | 10:00 am to Noon


More than a Farm: Building Equity & Community through Cultural Programming

September 19 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The representative from The Clemmons Family Farm will share the story of the farm, discuss the challenges to land ownership and community building for people of color in rural areas, will share the value of having an African American owned and led location in a rural community for the greater community to discuss and learn about issues of ethnic and cultural diversity, and will share progress on programming and community-building happening currently at the farm with the support of an ArtPlace America grant.

Speaker: Amber Arnold, Founder, Sacred Vibrations Sound Healing

Session Three: Stewardship of Place: Art & Events on Conserved Land

September 20 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

This workshop is for anyone looking to organize a killer creative, organically growing, attractive event. We will have speakers from events and conservation speak about the process, challenges and delights of developing programming on conserved land – and building a community that values the principals of conservation. Following a presentation by featured speaker Emma Weisman of Burning Man, Ryan Owens, director of the Monadnock Conservancy, will facilitate brainstorming some of the more serious fears communities may have about hosting an event, and talking through solutions or ways to address those fears.

Speaker: Emma Weisman, Agency Relations Manager, Burning Man Festival

Session Four: Bridgeable Gaps: The Fuel for Rural Change

Colonial Theatre | September 20 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Art Markman, Executive Director of IC2 at the University of Texas at Austin

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Key Partners