A NATIONAL CONVENING about Community Arts, Cultural Policy & Social Justice
The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis / Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute
And the people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
PEOPLE + POLICY + PLAY + ART&
art at the heart of social justice and community
November 17 through 19, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) are hosting a national convening in St. Louis of artists, activists, policymakers, and others harnessing creativity in building vibrant, equitable communities.
Anchored by RAC’s Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute (the longest-running sustained training program of its kind in the country) and connected nationally through the USDAC’s growing action network, CULTURE/SHIFT 2016 brings together some of the nation’s most creative thinkers and practitioners. As with all things USDAC, this gathering will take place in a spirit of serious play. As with all things CAT Institute, this gathering will be inclusive.
Immediately following the presidential election, CULTURE/SHIFT 2016 is powerfully positioned to generate and amplify creative strategies for change, bringing art to the heart of social justice and community. Through a rich mix of hands-on workshops, performances, interactive art-making, and public talks and actions — tagged with POLICY ∙ PEOPLE ∙ PLAY ∙ ART& — we will explore how artists and allies can organize for full cultural citizenship. CULTURE/SHIFT 2016 is a creative encounter designed to maximize imagination, serendipity, boldness, impact, and meaningful connection.
Tune in via the livestream (above) and join in the conversation on social media with the following hashtags: