Who should attend?
We welcome all. While the fall series will focus on the City's public art collection and the process we use to add art and engage artists, we'll touch on much more. We encourage emerging artists, professional artists, student artists, performing artists, visual artists, literary artists and supporters of the arts who are interested in getting involved with public art in the community and their neighborhood.
What should you expect?
Season one (Fall 2020) will include eight (8) one-hour sessions via an online teleconferencing platform. Targeted to visual artists, this first round will focus on the information artists need to answer calls. This will prepare interested artists to submit for the upcoming round of Art in Roanoke, the City’s longstanding rotating temporary art exhibition. Register here.
Each session will include:
- A relevant short answer discussion prompt.
- A guest presentation on an aspect of the public art process
- A brief Q&A
The program will have a casual, conversational feel. We're strengthening a community together and while we're describing our current program, we're also working together to design future programs.
Why are we doing this again?
Good question. We'll get specific. Our goals include the following:
- Strengthen the region’s network of visual and performing artists
- Connect emerging and established artists with each other and community institutions (including the encouragement of artists on boards and committees)
- Increase the number of local calls for work (public and private) each year
- Increase the number of submissions (and successful submissions) of regional artists for local calls