Join Elizabeth Rouse (ArtsMemphis), Abbey Judd (Levitt Shell), and Lauren Kennedy (UrbanArt Commission) as they discuss arts advocacy beyond NEA funding. After participating in National Arts Advocacy Day in D.C. this year, all three women were energized by legislative proposals to support the arts economy. The presentation will focus on areas of tax reform, the CREATE Act, artist visas, art education, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The panelists will discuss where to find resources on arts advocacy and how to get involved in advocacy groups, and we’ll participate in a postcard-writing campaign.
Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public.
We invite residents and business owners in Crosstown to join us and meet your neighbors as we learn about the work of Concourse tenant Tech 901.
We’ll get a sneak peek inside their office space on the third floor of Crosstown Concourse, and we’ll hear about how this nonprofit organization is working to address the IT industry’s talent shortage, cost pressures, and diversity deficit with Memphis as the solution. Tech 901 has a goal of adding 10,000 Memphis-area technology workers by 2025.
Fifteen Crosstown Concourse businesses will be offering more than 60 jobs in fields ranging from healthcare, arts, operations, security, and retail. There will be a limited number of free bus passes available, and the first 100 people will get a free slice of pizza.
Confused about how copyrights, contracts, and licensing relate to your arts practice? Shea Oliver, an Intellectual Property Attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC, will walk us through the Fair Use Doctrine and how to use a “take down notice.” She’ll answer questions like: Why should artists bother with contracts? How do we protect ourselves when we license our artwork or when working collaboratively? Bring your questions.