Maryland Citizens for the Arts Professional Development Conference ArtsLAB

artslabArtsLAB is a traveling professional development conference, presented by MCA each year, in different parts of the state. ArtsLAB is a place where artists, arts professionals, advocates and more, come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector. In addition to thrilling performances, the morning portion highlights an individual keynote speaker which exemplifies best practices for the topic at hand. The afternoon portion of the day is a mix of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and case studies.

Who should attend ArtsLAB?

MCA encourages anyone in this sector to attend this event. There are elements for arts administrators, artists, board members, volunteers, and general arts lovers. There really is something for everyone. For more information – click HERE to jump to ArtsLAB page.

Topic: Embracing Reinvention
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
LocationHarmony Hall Arts Center, Ft. Washington, Maryland

The theme of this year’s conference will be “Embracing Reinvention” and will feature presentations by, and conversations with artists and arts administrators that have found creative ways to adapt to the ever changing conditions of the arts sector. Come and add your voice to the conversation. Click HERE to register.

Cost: $15 per person, $12 per person for groups of 3 or more from one organization

Curate Maryland tour of Gateway Arts District

Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis talk process to the tour group. And laughter ensues.

MCA‘s Emerging Arts Advocates held the second “CURATE MARYLAND” event this past weekend, with a tour of artist studios in the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County. Some pics in this posting from the tour as they arrived at the Glass School, surrounding Red Dirt Studio and Flux Studio.

Margaret Boozer talks to the group as they tour Red Dirt Studios.

The tour group gets an insight to what compels the artist and their vision.

Curate Maryland visitors chat with the glass school artists.

The happy campers continue on the tour of arts organizations. Y’all come back sometime!

  

Curate Maryland Comes To Gateway Arts District

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Curate Maryland — Gateway Arts District
Saturday, November 16, 2013

11am — 3pm

Prince George’s County, Maryland

Emerging Arts Advocates, an initiative of Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), bring you the second installment of …  

Curate Maryland 

 a new series of “on the ground” experiences designed to highlight and promote the arts in cities and towns from across the state of Maryland. 

Each Curate Maryland event will spotlight a selection of one town’s local arts organizations while also fostering dialogue about issues that concern arts advocates at all levels of governance. In essence, Curate Maryland is a site specific celebration, one city or town at a time, by arts lovers from around the state (think pub crawl for arts advocacy).    

On Saturday, November 16th,
 come spend some time in the

Gateway Arts District

 and connect to the corridor’s rich cultural offerings and people. The following organizations potentially will participate:

Joe’s Movement Emporium

Red Dirt Studios

Flux Studios

Washington Glass Studio

Art Works Studio School 

Gateway Art Center with visits to
Prince George’s African American Museum
Brentwood Art Exchange

39th Street Gallery and Studios

and then

ezStorage Studios

 

There will also be a boxed lunch with networking and dialogue.

Why You Should “Curate

Bring a friend and come enjoy the company of other Marylanders as we “day trip” to explore the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s Co., together. Follow your sense of adventure and curiosity about the art and people in another part of the state!  Curate MD allows for regional exchange, celebration of the arts and dialogue. We can learn from what other artists, arts enthusiasts and arts professionals are doing. We can take best practices, new contacts and inspirations back home! 

How to register! 

There is a $10 registration fee which includes lunch! Go to our Curate Maryland page for registration instructions HERE.

  * Let us know about any dietary restrictions or preferences.