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August 10, 2016

Annual Conference 2016

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This year's conference is scheduled for October 8th, from 9am to 1pm at the University of Redlands, Orton Center. We'll be exploring how the arts can work across sectors to better our communities. Through presentations, conversations and the opportunity to network, you'll be introduced to other potential collaborators interested in the role that creativity can play in solving problems and strengthening the fabric of our communities.

The 2015 Arts Connection Annual Conference, “Arts Creating Community,” will take place on September 26th from 9am-5pm at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. It will be an inspiring full-day of presentations, discussions and workshops about creative placemaking, cultural planning and public art. Learn about current practices, tools and strategies available to help artists, arts administrators, arts educators and arts organizations initiate projects that strengthen the community from within, engaging new audiences and honoring the character and quality of place. Additionally, the conference will facilitate networking opportunities and enable attendees to exchange ideas and information with arts professionals from throughout the county. 

The conference is free for members, with individual memberships starting at $25.  Membership must be current through date of conference.  

Click here to register: http://artsconnectionnetwork.org/events/conference-registration

Our 2014 conference, "Professional Practices for Visual & Performing Artists and Administrators" was our inaugural conference, and kicked things off with an impressive lineup.

Presenters and facilitators including Visual Artist Workshop Leader, Karen Atkinson, Founder of GYST-Ink and CalArts Professor; Arts Administrator Workshop Leader, Scott Ward, Executive Director, Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena; Performing Artist Workshop Leader, Matt Walker, Artistic Director, Troubadour Theatre Company; Roundtable Discussion Facilitators, Valerie Peister, Community Outreach Programming Manager, Redlands Bowl; Michael Segura, City of San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, Member of San Bernardino Generation Now; Paige Taylor, Education and Outreach Coordinator, RAFFMA; and Closing Speaker, Daniel Foster, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art, formerly President/CEO of The Community Foundation and founding board chair of Arts Connection.

See all Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZPOCGlR7d0z4cjxiKcwgCw


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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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