30 Spots: Artist as Citizen Conference application due Nov. 15

Male at ASTEP ConferenceUndergraduate and graduate students have until Nov. 15 to apply online for the UNCSA Artist as Citizen Conference. The conference is open to 30 UNCSA students and is free this first year. Students who live on campus can arrive to campus early, and meals will be covered for participants. 

Apply for Artist as Citizen Conference

The conference is a 3-1/2 day conference produced by Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement, and will be held on the UNCSA campus Jan. 4-7, 2018.

The Artist as Citizen Conference borrows its name from a book by Juilliard’s current president, Dr. Joseph W. Polisi, who wrote “there should be no dividing line between artistic excellence and social consciousness.” Inspired by Dr. Polisi’s vision and powered by ASTEP’s experience and international community of artists, the conference serves as a laboratory and launching pad for the next class of great American leaders in the arts.

The mission of this conference is to strengthen the role of the arts in our society by connecting, developing and mobilizing a more diverse, more strategic, more empowered generation of American artists. To do this, the conference explores three main threads of inquiry – Artistry, Activism and Entrepreneurship – areas with which an emerging 21-century artist must have at least a passing familiarity.

Participants will engage in workshops, conversations, and will spend time listening and meeting with artists, activists, and entrepreneurs that are connected to UNCSA and working regionally.

Email Lauren Iley-Spear (ileyspearl@uncsa.edu) in the Student Engagement Office for more information.

Contact: Lauren Iley-Spear

Nov. 8, 2017

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