Tuesday, April 11, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

(3 East 4th St., Ste. 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202)


8:30-9:00 AM: Check-in / Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome

  • Steve Loftin, Cincinnati Arts Association
  • Mary Stagaman, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM: The Art of Inclusion: Diversity's Impact on Creativity

In this interactive workshop learn how to become a welcoming and supportive organization inside and out.

  • Facilitator: Reverb Art & Design

12:00-1:15 PM: Lunch / Keynote: CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Program

Hear from Trey Devey of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Peter Landgren of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music regarding the partnership establish to create the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship. This unique Fellowship responds to a need among American orchestras and professional music conservatories, which face issues of underrepresentation, and is driven by the mutual desire of both organizations to foster a more inclusive environment in the orchestral industry. The keynote will also feature a performance by current Fellow and cellist Blake-Anthony Johnson.

  • Trey Devey, President, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Peter Landgren, former Dean of CCM, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Cincinnati

1:30-2:30 PM: Gaining Perspective

The work of “Bridging Cultural Divides” begins with each of us and each of our organizations. However, the work we do benefits from being informed by broader discussions at the state and national level. Dan Katona from the Ohio Arts Council will share the OAC’s perspective as they foster the arts here in our state. We will also be joined by Abe Flores from Americans for the Arts who will share the lessons learned through developing the Americans for the Arts “Statement on Cultural Equity” as well as a look at the national perspective on diversity in the arts.

  • Abe Flores, Americans for the Arts
  • Dan Katona, Ohio Arts Council

2:45-4:30 PM: Bringing Art to the People

Whether your organization is tied to a single facility or simply comfortable taking advantage of a set of familiar venues, it can be a challenge to stretch ourselves to reach into new neighborhoods and communities. One important aspect of diversity (and one which can encompass a whole host of other identities) is Geographic Diversity. If an audience you want to reach sometimes won’t or even can’t come to you, the best thing may be to go to them. Hear from three organizations that have brought art to the people. 

  • Julie Cohen Theobald, Ginny Butsch, and Jim Palmarini, Educational Theatre Association
  • Emily Holtrop, Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Kim Popa, Pones