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Art & Civic Strategy: 2017 Joyce Awards Convenings


Art and Civic Strategy: 
Recognizing the Capacity of Arts and Culture to Bring Us Closer to the Society We Want to See 
Joyce Foundation Culture Convening Series in the Great Lakes      

Dear Colleague,     

As part of our annual series of convenings in the Great Lakes region, the Joyce Culture program will host six meetings from February 24th through March 13th in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul. These meetings will bring awareness to the Joyce Awards, a competitive program that funds the commissioning of artists of color whose works and themes merit greater awareness.  

Details about the awards and the most recent winners are available here.   

An information session for artists and organizations seeking additional insight into applying for Joyce Awards will be followed by a larger conversation between artists and civic leaders. This event is open to all and will reflect on the urgency of art as a necessary end in itself and as an essential element of civic strategy in these times.   

If you would like to learn more about the Joyce Awards information sessions and/or attend the culture convenings that will follow featuring some of the most compelling art makers and thinkers in the region, please RSVP through Eventbrite for a salon from the list below. 

All events are free, and light refreshments will be served.
Please feel welcome to share with your networks.      

2017 Joyce Awards Convenings 

Chicago || Space by Doejo
Friday, February 24th
3pm-4pm (Joyce Awards Workshop)
4pm-5:30pm (Panel: Ricardo Gamboa, Ayesha Jaco, Laurie Jo Reynolds, and Jennifer Scott)
Click here to RSVP for Chicago! 

Milwaukee || Lynden Sculpture Garden
Tuesday, February 28th
3pm-4pm (Joyce Awards Workshop)
4pm-5:30pm (Panel: Reggie Baylor, Sky Hopinka, and Dinorah Marquez)
Click here to RSVP for Milwaukee! 

Cleveland || SPACES 
Wednesday, March 8th
3pm-4pm (Joyce Awards 
4pm-5:30pm (Panel: Raymond Bobgan, Daniel Gray-Kontar, and Jessica 
Click here to RSVP for Cleveland!

Indianapolis || Big Car/Tube Factory
Thursday, March 9th
3pm-4pm (Joyce Awards Workshop)
4pm-5:30pm (Panel: LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Joanna Taft, Dr. Michael Twyman, and Jim Walker)
Click here to RSVP for Indianapolis! 

Twin Cities || Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Monday, March 13th
3pm-4pm (Joyce Awards Workshop)
4pm-5:30pm (Panel: Osman Mohamed Ali, Eyenga Bokamba, and Rosy Simas)
Click here to RSVP for the Twin Cities! 

Looking forward to the conversation; I hope to see you there! 

Much Light,   

Tracie D. Hall
Director, Culture Program
The Joyce Foundation