Nash-Up: Remixing Nashville's Arts, Culture and Creative Future
Wednesday, Oct. 30,
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Public Library, 615 Church St.
Free. Registration is required. Click Here
This October, the city will once again celebrate all things arts and culture via Artober Nashville. This collaboration between hundreds of arts nonprofits, artists and businesses draws residents and tourists alike to immerse in our creative culture.
As a way to close out the amazing month of arts activation, Metro Arts is partnering with the Nashville Scene/Country Life Blog to host the second Nash-Up: Remixing Nashville's Arts, Culture and Creative Future, a day long summit featuring panels and sessions that will explore Nashville creative industry through discussion and dialogue.
9:00 Metro Art Arrive/Set-Up Registration Tables, Artober Signage, Wayfinding
9:30 Registration Starts
- Bryce McCloud Art Cart/Our Town Project
- “What’s Next For Your Creativity”—NashvilleNext “N”
9:50 WELCOME (Auditorium)
Speakers: Mayor Karl Dean, Don Abel (tentative) and Jen Cole
Jim Ridley will frame opening panel and introduce Steve
10:00 – 11:30 PANEL 1: ART & TECHNOLOGY (Auditorium)
How do art and technology intersect? How local artists leveraging technology to expand their creative practice?
Moderator: Steve Haruch (Nashville Scene)
Panelists: Kate O'Neill (Metamarketer), Chris Lee (Apparition Abolishers/Anode, Inc) , Mike Butera (Artiphon), Robbie Lynn Hunsinger (Multimedia Performer and Interactive Installation Artist).
Key Areas to Discuss: the blurred line between art and technology moving from artist to maker. How does Technology work as art and how does it fuels practice and consumption?
11:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
Moderated Table Top Discussions: Conf A & B
- Stephanie Pruitt (No Starving Artist): Monetizing Your Work, Protecting Your Passion.
- Art & Business Council of Greater Nashville: Social Impact and Partnerships and
Working with Non-Traditional Spaces and Resources
- Bryce McCloud Art Cart/Our Town Project
- What’s Next for Your Creativity ” Map Activity
Artist Personal Consultancies:
- Financial Empowerment Counselors—Nashville FEC
-Family & Children’s Services—Health Care Navigators—sign-ups for Affordable Care Act
1:30 – 2:45 PLACEMAKING IN ACTION PLANNING SCENARIO
This session will allow small groups of creatives (up to 6 small groups/two on each topic) to explore and map how driving forces in the community are affecting their creativity and physical urban environment
Moderators: Jen Cole, Greg Claxton, Joni Priest, & Leigh Patton
Panelists observe each group and “creative sector” moderators will lead participants through an interactive mapping activity and discussion.
Small Group Breakouts:
- Creative Venues Panelists: Molly Secours & Craige Hoover will observe and report out in Panel 2) (Conf B)
-Audience Development Panelists: Jessika Malone and Noah Spiegel will observe and report out in Panel 2) (Conf B)
2:45-4:30 PANEL 2: ART & THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT (Auditorium)
Moderator: Robin Rather (CollectiveStrength.com)
Panelists: Molly Secours (filmmaker), Noah Spiegel (Nashville Opera), Jessika Malone (actress/Sideshow Fringe Festival), Craige Hoover (actor/commercial real estate activator)
Key Areas to Discuss: What is role/responsibility of the artist in shaping their personal and civic environment? What does it look like and how is the idea of creative placemaking shaping our city?
4:45 Closing: Jen Cole/Jim Ridley (Auditorium)
5:00 Nash-up Private Gallery Crawl/Party (5th Avenue)
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Mayor Invites Nashville Area Photographers to Give Their Best (Skyline) Shot
‘Nashville’s Sky Through My Eye’ Contest for Winning Skyline Photo Starts Oct. 1
Mayor Karl Dean announced a photographic competition called “Nashville’s Sky Through My Eye” to get the best shot of the Nashville skyline. The contest will be open to hobbyists and professional photographers and will run during the month of October. Winners receive a cash prize provided by sponsors and the honor of producing the city’s official skyline photograph.
Winning photographs will be used by Metro Government, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. for promotion of the city, including websites, publications and submission to national media outlets.
All photos must be taken and submitted between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. The photographs must capture the Nashville skyline to qualify, but there are no rules regarding time of day the photograph is taken, perspective from which it is shot or editing used on the photograph.
The contest is open to all ages. Photographers who get paid for their work, even on a part-time basis, should participate in the professional category. People who shoot photos for fun and do not get paid for their work should participate in the hobbyist category.
Photographers do not have to be a resident of Davidson County to enter. Photographs must be submitted online using the web form at http://skylinecontest.nashville.gov. One submission allowed per individual.
First place winners in the hobbyist and professional categories will each receive $1,000, generously donated by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Second place winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate for in-house photofinishing services at Dury’s. Winning photographs will be printed courtesy of Chromatics and put on display at the Historic Metro Courthouse.
Winners and honorable mentions in each category will have their photographs displayed on Metro’s nashville.gov website, as well as Mayor Dean’s Facebook page and in an upcoming issue of Nashville Arts magazine.
More Nashville Sky Through My Eye Photo Contest Details Here.
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