Creative Ecosystems: Community Engagement through Arts
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a spoken word artist and community activist, will present on engaging diverse communities through the arts. Joseph places his own socially engaged creative practice in the context of larger cultural and political discussions and makes an argument for hybrid and interdependent roles of artists, funders and audiences in sustaining American culture.
"Let me applaud you on the Art Symposium! I was fascinated with Marc Bamuthi Joseph."
"M B Joseph really expanded my ideas of how organizations can curate community and the quality of his talk was fabulous."
"I enjoyed Marc Bamuthi Joseph's presentation. He's such a great presenter/performer. And I loved his vision for the art center of the 21st century—I wish more of our cultural institutions took his holistic approach to engaging audiences. The panelists did a terrific job as well. I know you were hoping for a larger audience, but the smaller audience allowed for a deeper level of conversation--certainly a bonus for those who did attend. I think it was an excellent start to the series."
"Those who attended this event left inspired, energized and eager. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an incredible speaker, I highly recommend finding a way to see/hear his work sometime. I think he was the perfect launch for the Arts Symposium Series! One of the things I was very intrigued by was instead of focusing on bringing the community to the arts, is to bring the art to the community."