Maine International Conference on the ArtsSeptember 14, 2016
MICA – Lewiston/Auburn – October 6-7
October 6 and 7 will be two days filled with great learning opportunities and lots of excitement for the Arts in Maine. This is Maine’s ONLY statewide convening of artists, arts organizations, arts educators, public policy makers, and community and economic developers who know the power arts and culture brings to Maine’s communities.
The October 6 focus will be arts education with Cheryl Hulteen ” “Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching”. Cheryl is the author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of Teaching.
MAINE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS (MICA)
Following the arts education conference, the MICA will officially open at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 6 with a reception at 4:30 pm, Franco Center, Lewiston. Following the reception Pam Breaux, CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) will provide a brief “State of the States”. Crystal Williams will be the opening keynote at 5:30 pm for MICA. Poet, essayist, and Bates College VP and Chief Diversity Officer Crystal’s keynote address “Practical Approaches to Creating Impact: Getting to Cultural Equity,” will establish several themes to be furthered during the rest of the conference. Following the keynote in downtown Lewiston: cultural offerings including Downtown Lewiston Gallery Crawl, showcases at The Community Little Theater in Auburn, Franco-Fest at Bates College, Poetry Reading at the Lewiston Library, and more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
MICA starts on Friday morning with an Idea Lab – 5 artists presenting in a Pecha Kucha format. Included in the Idea Lab is Nancy Frolich who works with the arts and literacy with a program she created called LEAPS of Imagination. Following the opening there are over 20 sessions – 5 different strands with 4 sessions under each of these topics: Leveraging Investment, Visibility of the Arts & Culture Sector, Arts Education, Cultural Tourism, and Building Capacity. A general schedule is located at THIS LINK. A pdf and more schedule info is located at THIS LINK.