ELEVENTH ANNUAL DALLAS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018
The cost for Arts Advocacy Day Luncheon is $35 per person
Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts to learn more about current arts issues, and new initiatives and concepts.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
11:00 – 12:00 Registration
12:00 – 1:30 Luncheon:
MAYOR MIKE RAWLINGS – WELCOME
ARTIST’S STATEMENT – JOHN BRAMBLITT, VISUAL ARTIST
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – RANDY ENGSTROM – DIRECTOR, SEATTLE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE
TOPIC – CULTURAL SPACES AND CULTURAL EQUITY
1:30 – 4:00 – “NOT IN MY HOUSE” PREVENTING HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Joanie Schultz – Artistic Director, Water Tower Theater, Arlene Switzer Steinfeld – Labor and Employment Attorney Raeshon Graham – Manager HR Services, Insperity Premier
4:15 – 5:30 – COLLABORATION Suzanne Smith – Social Impact Architects, Ashley Brundage – Better Together Fund, Robyn Flatt – Dallas Children’s Theater, and Ariana Cook – Cara Mía Theatre
HAPPY HOUR 5:45 – 7:00 Hosted by Theater Jones at Common Desk – 2919 Commerce St.
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204
Parking – Free
Randy has been a passionate advocate and organizer for cultural and community development for more than 10 years. Before joining the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in October 2012, he ran Reflex Strategies, a cultural and community-based consulting services business. He served as chair of the Seattle Arts Commission in 2011 after serving two years as vice-chair and was chair of the Facilities and Economic Development Committee from 2006 to 2010. Previously, he was the deputy director of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, interim director of the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, founding director of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, founding CEO of Static Factory Media and the program coordinator of the Fremont Unconventional Center, a non-profit event space. He is a founding member of the artist live/work project Stronghold Arts Collective. In 2009 Randy received the Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts and was one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. He is a graduate of the Evergreen State College in Olympia and received a masters in public administration at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.