“Artists at the Community Development Table” Workshop by Americans for the Arts hosted in Augusta April 26

“Artists at the Community Development Table” Workshop by Americans for the Arts hosted in Augusta April 26

“Artists at the Community Development Table” Workshop April 26

The Greater Augusta Arts Council invites you to an exciting workshop that will share the importance of the arts in our city’s growth. Titled, “Artists at the Community Development Table,” the all-day workshop will be hosted by ArtsU by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s largest educational forum for arts professionals. The workshop will feature two prominent Augusta-based artists, Sala Adenike and Karen Gordon, to add their expertise and local perspective to the conversations. Artists, arts administrators, and anyone with an interest in community development are encouraged to attend.

About This Workshop, via Americans for the Arts:

“The power and importance of integrating artists and arts organizations into discussions about public policy, civic systems, and community development initiatives continues to grow every day. How and why artists and arts organizations engage with these initiatives continues to be a conversation that needs to be had, with the goal of empowering creatives to use their work for creative problem solving within communities.

Join us for a one-day workshop as we look at what arts-based community development is and learn how artists and arts organizations can use their voices to build up the communities they are a part of. This workshop will include case studies, creative group exercises, and highlight the work of artists in our local community already engaging in this work. Come away feeling reinvigorated and ready to make change! Attendance is free, but registration is required. Registration will be taken at the link at the bottom of this page. Please email Cristyn Johnson at [email protected] with any questions.



Roseann Weiss, Arts Consultant, Americans for the Arts

Con Christeson, Community Artist, St. Louis

Sala Adenike, Visual Artist, Augusta

Karen Gordon, Musician, Augusta


Artists at the Community Development Table

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: SharedSpaces 901 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901

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This initiative is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.