News - Listen to Audio from 2013 Arts Festival Conference

Author: ZAPP Team
Date: August 14, 2014

Audio from Select Sessions at the 2013 Arts Festival Conference

The fifth annual Arts Festival Conference took place Oct. 7 – 8, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. The professional development event, sponsored by ZAPP®, was a convening for show administrators, artists other professionals in the art fair industry.

Listen to the audio from two widely-discussed and thought-provoking sessions last year:

Welcome and Keynote Presentation: Creative Connections for Community Support of the Arts
As artists and arts administrators, we know support in the form of community loyalty and participation – including excitement in access to art – creates a mutually beneficial relationship which in turn fosters future generations of artists, art enthusiasts, and art buyers. The messages we have used, and integrated into the public dialogue, have not yielded the shared vision that we seek. How do we change that, bring art back into the heart of the communities we engage in, and encourage active consumption of the arts? What arguments work? What turns people off—and what do we think is working that is actually detrimental to our efforts?

Margy Waller’s dynamic, multimedia presentation illustrates what arguments for the arts do and do not resonate with the general community. By showcasing participatory community events, interviews with local and national leaders, and systematic research-based analysis, Waller identifies inclusive community strategies that develop good will and support for the arts by changing the conversation.

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ZAPP® Symposium: Imitation vs. Inspiration, Appropriation, Credit and Copyright in the Digital Age
The annual ZAPP® Symposium is a well-regarded, thought-provoking discussion that has become a staple of the annual conference. This year’s Symposium revolves around topics of originality, intellectual property, mass production, and new technologies disrupting the status quo and includes conversations on fair use, imitation vs. inspiration, and copyright. This is a high-level discussion around trends and industry changes, the larger arts and culture landscape, and contemporary cultural policy issues that impact art festivals and artists.

Discussants: David Bjurstrom, Wendy Rosen, Christina Saunders, Don Undeen, and Margy Waller. Moderated by Stephen M. King.

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