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National arts experts will engage with North Texas-based arts organizations in a panel discussion about issues that they are facing during the ninth annual TACA Perforum. The topic is Cross Sector Collaboration: Intersections between Arts Organizations and the Broader Arts Ecology.

The event starts at 8:45 a.m. with check-in and breakfast, followed by the panel discussion from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HALL Arts, there will be round table luncheon and discussions, courtesy of G Texas Catering. The event is free, but registration is required:

The moderator is Zannie Giraud Voss, chair and professor, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship, Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University (SMU), and director, National Center for Arts Research, SMU. She said, “There are already great examples of cross sector collaboration having substantial impact in Dallas, so the intent is to spur even more ideas for future initiatives that fuel successful cross-sector collaborations in North Texas.” 

The national panelists:

·      Cézanne Charles, director of Creative Industries at Creative Many, a Detroit-based organization that develops creative people, creative places and the creative economy for a competitive Michigan through research, advocacy, professional practice and communications.

·      Lauren Kelley, executive director of the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling in New York, a program of Broadway Housing Communities (BHC).  BHC has pioneered high-impact solutions to the challenges of deep generational poverty and homelessness in the underserved communities of Upper Manhattan.

·      Josephine Ramirez, former portfolio director and arts program director at James Irvine Foundation, where she was key in carrying out the Foundation’s promotion of arts engagement that embraces and advances the diverse ways that people experience the arts to strengthen the ability to thrive together.

·      Susan Saloom, Military and Veterans Arts Initiative field specialist, Americans for the Arts’ National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military, which advances the arts in health, healing, and healthcare for military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers.  

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