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MICA

September 7, 2018

Biennial gathering for the Arts

Portland, ME | September 28, 2018

University of Southern Maine, Abromson Community Education Center

Join the Maine Arts Commission for the third biennial Maine International Conference on the Arts (MICA), where we will explore art making, arts education, capacity-building strategies and skills, and more—all specifically for Maine artists, arts educators, and arts organizations.

To learn about the Pre-MICA Arts Education conference, September 27, CLICK HERE.

MICA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Registration Pricing & Info

Thursday Pre-Conferences

$50 each, concurrent, select one only: Arts Education or Rural Arts
Thursday night reception and keynote included in conference pricing.

Friday Conference

General Admission…………………………………………………………………………….$125
Maine Arts Awards Luncheon ONLY…………………………………………………….$50
Students (no luncheon)……………………………………………………………………….$25
NEW! Cultural Sector Network Member………………………………………………$75
Join ArtsEngageME’s Cultural Sector Network to use this discounted price.

Friday, September 28 | Maine Arts Awards

ArtsEngageME is pleased to be partnering with the Maine Arts Commission on the inaugural Maine Arts Awards – a brand new program to recognize and celebrate the arts in our communities. Awardees will be recognized for their substantial contributions made in Maine that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts. Each awardee in seven categories will be given a work of art commissioned especially for the Maine Arts Awards by Molly Neptune Parker, a fourth generation Passamaquoddy basketweaver and National Heritage Fellow.

Friday, September 28 | Conference

Maine Artists Idea Lab: Five speakers using the fast-paced and engaging pecha kucha-style format will knock your socks off with their newest innovations. Speakers include:

Lucas Richman, Music Director, Bangor Symphony Orchestra
Rene Johnson, Executive Director, Theater Ensemble of Color
Erin McGee Ferrell, Visual Artist
Kaitlin Young, 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year and Music Educator
Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy basketweaver

20 Professional Development Sessions in 5 Tracks Running Concurrently:

LEVERAGING INVESTMENT. Learn to attract and leverage greater investment through corporate sponsorships, development planning, capitalization and more.

BUILDING CAPACITY. All you need to know on strategies for sustainability and increased impact, from an intensive on strategic planning with Julie Richard to a session on The Role of the Arts in Communities in Crisis.

VISIBILITY OF THE ARTS & CULTURAL SECTOR. Discuss ways to increase awareness of creative opportunities, as well as their value to communities and local economies. Participate in a new, two-part workshop by MICA 2016 superstar Matt Lehrman, Opportunity Everywhere, Parts I & II. Or attend a dynamic session hosted by DataArts/The Cultural Data Project on ways to connect your data to stories about your mission and impact, for more effective communications with key stakeholders.

ARTS EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING. Participate in sessions on fostering PK-12 arts education and lifelong learning programs, including Creative Aging and Traditional Arts.

PROMOTING CULTURAL TOURISM. Gather the information you need to enhance experiences and leverage cultural tourism. Hear from organizations on their successes creating experiences outside of traditional venues, or attend a Rural Community Arts Development session facilitated by Maryo Gard Ewell.

Pop-up performances throughout the day.

ARTS EDUCATION SESSIONS

  • 11:00 – 12:00 How do teaching, learning and assessment work together in a positive, productive standards-based Visual and Performing Arts classroom? Facilitator: Jeff Beaudry. Panel: Jen Etter, Kelly Hrenko, Michelle Kaschub, Holly Leighton, John Morris
  • 2:00 – 3:00 When Teaching Artists and Arts Teachers Connect, Students Win Facilitator: Kate Smith. Panel: Brian Evans-Jones, Kris Bisson, Tim Christensen, Lori Spruce, John Morris, Carmel Collins
  • 3:15 – 4:15 Empowering Your Voice for Arts Education Presenter: Catherine Ring

Thank you to our sponsors

Eaton Peabody
Maine Community Foundation
University of Southern Maine
ArtsEngageME
Boston Brands of Maine

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