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Summit Program and Sessions


Friday


Saturday

7:00-7:30 Breakfast Registration
Register at FCCC – call (413) 773-5463 or franklincc.org
Pre-registration encouraged
Walk-ins accommodated as space allows.

7:30-9:00 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Program
Hallmark Institute of Photography Dining Room

Artists and the Arts Challenging and Changing Rural Communities
Robert McBride, Founding director of the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, located in Bellows Falls (pop 3600) VT will share a 5-prong approach to integrating artist and the arts into revitalization efforts and long-terms sustainability strategies. The approach includes: accessibility, housing, artist town meetings, collaborative public art initiatives and participating on boards of directors. The presentation appeals to a broad audience.

8:00-9:00 Creative Economy Summit 4 Registration
Hallmark Lobby
Refreshments

9:15-10:45 Opening Plenary Auditorium

What’s In It For Me?
Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg, Photographer Beth Reynolds, Bank President Rebecca Caplice, and Montague Town Manager Frank Abbondanzio discuss the triumphs and challenges of their connection to cultural life.

8:00-9:00 Registration for Summit – Shea Theater
Coffee and Tea

9:00-10:00 Opening Plenary Shea Theater

Cultural Vitality thrives when inspiration, creativity, and information come together. Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Meri Jenkins and Singer songwriter Erica Wheeler will lead the discussion. Join us at the cultural hub of Turners Falls, and the meet-up location for this Creative Economy Summit-the Shea Theater.

Sessions start@11:00

Sessions start@10:30

Program as PDF

(Click to download – large for slow connections 1.2 meg)

Turners Falls Downtown Map


Sessions

Friday
Sessions at Hallmark

Where Morning
11:00-12:00
Lunch
12:15-1:45
Afternoon 1
2-3:15
Afternoon 2
3:30-5
Hallmark:
Auditorium

F-M-1
Transforming Pittsfield-Cultural Revitalization in a Gateway City
Megan Whilden

F-A1-1
Take It From The Bureaucrats
Lisa Davol, Frank Abbondanzio, Robin Sherman, Walter Ramsey

F-A2-1
We’re All in This Together
Mary Vilbon, Craig Smith, Andrea Llamas, Terry Mosher

Hallmark:
Side Room

F-M-2
LCC Grant Writing Workshop
Annie Houston

F-A1-2
The Art of Digital News
Reinig Morris

F-A2-2
Know Your Rights – Navigating Legal Issues for Artists
Megan Low

Hallmark:
Dining Area

F-M-3
Why Don’t I Know About This? Ideas to Keep You in the Loop
Dee Boyle-Clapp

F-L-3
Artisans of WMASS Roundtable
Lou Leelyn, Katie Richardson, Sarah Platanitis and Karen Shaw Suriner


F-L-3
The New England Museum of Art, Craft and Design
Bev Phelps


F-L-3
ThresHold Cooperative
Julia Handschuch, Jeff Havens and Andrew Huckins

F-A1-3
Peace, Love and Financial Planning
Larson Gunness

F-A2-3
Creating a Festival from Nothing
Paul Richmond

Hallmark:
The Lab

F-M-4
Using the Recorder for Your Benefit
George Forcier, Adam Orth

F-A1-4
Successful Speaking
John Snyder, Edwin Sause, Mark Boyer

F-A2-4
Using Twitter, FB and Blogs to Promote Yourself
Max Hartshorne

Hallmark:
Imaging theater

F-A1-5
Etsy 101
Lou Leelyn

F-A2-5
Essentials of Search Marketing
Rob Laporte

Saturday
Sessions downtown Turners Falls

Where Morning
10:30-12:00
Lunch
12-1:30
Afternoon 1
1:45-3
Afternoon 2
3:15-4
Final
4-5
Colle Opera House, :
1st floor

S-M-1
Digital Recording and the Home Studio
Tommy Byrnes

S-A1-1
Photojournalism, PR Photography and Self Promotion for Artists
Matthew Cavanaugh

S-A2-1
Changing Perceptions
Nancy Urbschat

S-F-1
Final Mind Meld

Shea Theater

S-M-2
Celebrating Artists Networks Online
Leo Hwang Carlos and Eric DeLuca

Great Falls Discovery Center

S-M-3
POD (Print on Demand) for 2D Visual Artists
Diane Clancy

S-A1-3
Fostering a ‘sense of place’ in your life, your community and beyond
Erica Wheeler

S-A2-3
Creative Collaboration
Linda McInerney

Northeast Foundation classroom:
1st Floor

S-M-4
Empowering Youth Through Community Connections and Partnerships
Katie Richards and Mim Shafer

Northeast Foundation classroom:
2nd Floor

S-M-5
Press Ready 101
Sarah Platanitis

S-A1-5
Money for Music – Fundraising in the Digital Age
Carrie Ferguson + The Boxcar Lilies

S-A2-5
Artist Teacher or Teacher Artist: A Professional Balancing Act
John Bechtold

Montague Senior Center

S-A1-6
Try Stories for a Change
David Arfa

Town Hall

S-M-7
Using Digital Marketing to Attract and Engage Multicultural Audiences
Lorena Leonard


Session List

F-A1-1:Take It From The Bureaucrats [ Lisa Davol, Frank Abbondanzio, Robin Sherman, Walter Ramsey]
F-A1-2:The Art of Digital News [ Reinig Morris]
F-A1-3:Peace, Love and Financial Planning [ Larson Gunness]
F-A1-4:Successful Speaking [ John Snyder, Edwin Sause, Mark Boyer ]
F-A1-5:Etsy 101 [ Lou Leelyn]
F-A2-1:We’re All in This Together [ Mary Vilbon, Craig Smith, Andrea Llamas, Terry Mosher]
F-A2-2:Know Your Rights – Navigating Legal Issues for Artists [ Megan Low]
F-A2-3:Creating a Festival from Nothing [ Paul Richmond]
F-A2-4:Using Twitter, FB and Blogs to Promote Yourself [ Max Hartshorne]
F-A2-5:Essentials of Search Marketing [Rob Laporte]
F-L-3:Artisans of WMASS Roundtable [ Lou Leelyn, Katie Richardson, Sarah Platanitis and Karen Shaw Suriner]
F-L-3:The New England Museum of Art, Craft and Design [ Bev Phelps]
F-L-3:ThresHold Cooperative [ Julia Handschuch, Jeff Havens and Andrew Huckins]
F-M-1:Transforming Pittsfield-Cultural Revitalization in a Gateway City [ Megan Whilden]
F-M-2:LCC Grant Writing Workshop [ Annie Houston]
F-M-3:Why Don’t I Know About This? Ideas to Keep You in the Loop [ Dee Boyle-Clapp]
F-M-4:Using the Recorder for Your Benefit [ George Forcier, Adam Orth]
S-A1-1:Photojournalism, PR Photography and Self Promotion for Artists [ Matthew Cavanaugh]
S-A1-3:Fostering a ‘sense of place’ in your life, your community and beyond [ Erica Wheeler]
S-A1-5:Money for Music – Fundraising in the Digital Age [ Carrie Ferguson + The Boxcar Lilies]
S-A1-6:Try Stories for a Change [ David Arfa]
S-A2-1:Changing Perceptions [ Nancy Urbschat]
S-A2-3:Creative Collaboration [ Linda McInerney]
S-A2-5:Artist Teacher or Teacher Artist: A Professional Balancing Act [ John Bechtold]
S-F-1:Final Mind Meld []
S-M-1:Digital Recording and the Home Studio [ Tommy Byrnes]
S-M-2:Celebrating Artists Networks Online [ Leo Hwang Carlos and Eric DeLuca]
S-M-3:POD (Print on Demand) for 2D Visual Artists [ Diane Clancy]
S-M-4:Empowering Youth Through Community Connections and Partnerships [ Katie Richards and Mim Shafer]
S-M-5:Press Ready 101 [ Sarah Platanitis]
S-M-7:Using Digital Marketing to Attract and Engage Multicultural Audiences [ Lorena Leonard]