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We’re Streaming The TACA Perforum Right Here

by Anne Bothwell 24 Oct 2019 5:01 PM

The conversation about why the arts matter starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday.


NOTE: We at Art&Seek regret that we were unable to share a live stream of TACA Perforum. TACA cancelled the previously scheduled live stream Monday morning, Oct. 28,  and issued this statement:

At the request of this morning’s PERFORUM panelists, TACA chose to cancel the scheduled livestream of the 2019 Perforum conversation that has been broadcast in previous years by  KERA’s Art&Seek.

We regret any inconvenience to KERA, the Art&Seek community, TACA supporters, and arts advocates across North Texas. 




Art&Seek is pleased to once again provide a live stream of TACA Perforum.

Art Matters! The Arts’ Relevance in Contemporary Culture will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 28.

The conversation will be moderated by Zannie Voss, professor and director of DataArts at SMU.  You can read her introduction to the conversation here.

The panelists are:

  • Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center, who works to ensure that contemporary Latino cultural and artistic expression is embedded and reflected throughout our arts institutions.
  • Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Director of the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Voice, Creativity and Culture portfolio, an award-winning journalist and cultural critic who focuses on the foundation’s investments in the arts, pop culture and media.
  • Mike O’Bryan, Director, Youth and Young Adult Initiatives, The Village for Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, an expert practitioner and thought leader in the fields of community development, organizational culture, and trauma-informed practices. Through the healing power of art, ​Mike serves as an advocate for youth rights and social change in underserved communities.