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Conversation with Arlene Goldbard

Dear Network Members,

Please save the date of Wednesday October 28th for a Community Discussion on “The State of the South Side Arts Community” with nationally-recognized arts advocate, Arlene Goldbard.

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Place: South Side Community Arts Center, 3831 South Michigan Avenue

More information below. Hope to see you all there.



Please join us for a conversation with Arlene Goldbard about the importance of the arts for fostering dynamic communities and cultural democracy. Come ready to talk about how the economy has impacted the south side arts community, about what that means for small and emerging arts and humanities organizations locally and nationally, and where to go from here. 

Presented by the Southside Arts & Humanities Network of the Civic Knowledge Project, in collaboration with the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required and space is limited. Please RSVP by sending your name, organizational affiliation and email address to Network Intern, Peter Gaffney at


Bio of Arlene Goldbard:
Arlene Goldbard is a writer, lecturer, and arts consultant whose focus is the intersection of culture, politics, and democracy. She has frequently addressed academic, professional, practitioner and community audiences on topics ranging from the ethics of community arts practice to the need for a paradigm shift in cultural policy. 

In New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development (2006), she describes the theory and practices of community cultural development as “the work of artist-organizers and other community members collaborating to express identity, concerns and aspirations through the arts and communications media.” Her contributions to the field of cultural policy include books, essays, journal articles, foundation reports, and a widely-referenced blog accessed through her Web site On her blog is “An Open Letter to President Obama: Repairing Democracy” and a discussion of cultural recovery, based on the “White House Briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery” that brought a group of artists and activists to Washington, D.C. last May.


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