Convening Culture 2015: Building a Healthier Florida through Arts and Culture

February 8 and 9, 2015

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Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. proudly presents Convening Culture 2015: Building a Healthier Florida through Arts and Culture. From sessions on arts and healthcare initiatives to roundtables on sustaining a healthy funding environment, there will be many ways for participants to engage and explore these topics. This statewide cultural conference will provide:

  • Meaningful professional development opportunities for Florida artists and individuals involved in Florida's cultural organizations.
  • Opportunities for participants to learn about the powerful role that arts and culture can play in the overall health of our communities and state.
  • Presentations by nationally recognized leaders in the fields of arts and culture, healthcare, the environment, research, and advocacy.
  • Networking opportunities to learn from one another in the inspiring setting of the newly-opened Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Conference Host

Courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.The 2015 Convening Culture conference takes place in the newly-completed Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts For Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. 

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
drphillipscenter.org

Registration

To reserve your spot at the Convening Culture 2015 Conference, please visit the link below. Participation is limited so reserve now to ensure you have a spot.

The conference fee is $85 per person and includes the following:

  • Admission to the opening reception on February 8
  • Opportunity for individual artists to participate in the pre-conference professional development workshop
  • Full day conference admission on February 9 (including all sessions)
  • Lunch on the day of the conference
  • Closing reception at the Orlando Science Center

Register Here

Conference Information

Schedule of Events

Staying There

Sponsors

Convening Culture is made possible through the gracious support of the following sponsors.

Session Sponsorship

 

  Orlando Health 

 

Mears Transportation Group I-Drive Improvement District 

Visit Orlando

United Arts of Central Florida 

Walt Disney World Resort 

The Bryce L. West Foundation

Tricia Earl

John and Joanne Payson

Ogden and Bonnie White

Friends of the Conference 

Florida Humanities Council Hilton OrlandoOrlando Magic 

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The Pegasus Foundation

Treasured Lands Foundation

Partners

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Orlando Science Center

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Morgan Lewis

Convening Culture 2015 Conference Planning Committee

Co-chairs:

  • Sibille Pritchard, Orlando
    Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.
  • John Whitney Payson, Hobe Sound
    Vice Chair, Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

Committee:

  • Barbara Hoffman, Vero Beach
    Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc., Cultural Council of Indian River County
  • Sherron Long, West Palm Beach
    Florida Cultural Alliance
  • Donna McBride, St. Petersburg
    Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc., The Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tricia Earl, Orlando
  • Bryce West, Orlando
    The Bryce L. West Foundation
  • Joann Newman, Orlando
    The Orlando Science Center
  • Malinda Horton, Tallahassee
    Florida Association of Museums
  • Earl Crittenden, Orlando
  • Margie Pabst, Orlando
    President Elect, National Center for Creative Aging
  • Rick Baxter, Stuart
    Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
  • Linda Landman Gonzalez, Orlando
    Orlando Magic
  • Kathy Ramsberger, Orlando
    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • Luann Brooks, Orlando 
    International Drive Improvement District 

About Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. is an organization created to partner with and enhance the efforts of the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, while helping to sustain and foster recognition of the arts in Florida. Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. is not intended to replace state funding of the arts but to enhance current programs and create new possibilities.

Convening Culture is one of the core programs of Citizens for Florida Arts, bringing together members of the cultural community, artists and other individuals for professional development and networking opportunities. 

Learn more about the activities of Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

For more information, contact: Morgan Lewis, Division of Cultural Affairs/Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. 850.245.6470 or Morgan.Lewis@dos.myflorida.com.