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Co-hosted by the Third Space Network, McLean Project for the Arts  VisArts/Rockville, and Hamiltonian Artists/DC

The Third Space Network (3SN) announces DC Metro Virtual Town Hall: Strategies for Survival in the Arts on Wednesday, April 14, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The event will address the impact of Covid-19 on the visual arts in the DC metropolitan cultural community, an invitation for regional visual arts organizations, artists, curators, and other arts professionals to participate.

The DC Metro Virtual Town Hall will include short presentations by local arts leaders and funders along with open public dialogue intended to share solutions for the following: funding sources, future programming, support for artists, and engagement in community outreach. The event will also be an information resource for organizations facing the challenge of migrating their public events and exhibitions to the online medium. The Virtual Town Hall is envisioned as a timely opportunity to call for a regional-wide arts consortium for initiating collaborative projects and joint funding: helping to unite arts & cultural communities in the DC region during these extraordinary times of crisis.

Confirmed Guest Speakers: Nora Halpern, Vice-President of Leadership Alliances, Americans for the Arts; Jack Rasmussen, Director of the American University Museum/Chair, Maryland State Arts Council; Robert Goudie, Virginia Commission for the Arts; Sarah Burford, Media Arts Specialist/Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts: TBA, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities;

Planning Group: Randall Packer, Creative Director, & Christina Papanicolaou, Communications Strategist, Third Space Network; Nancy Sausser, Curator/Exhibitions Director, McLean Project for the Arts; Susan Main, Gallery Director/Curator & Frank McCauley, Assistant Curator, VisArts/Rockville; Lily Siegel, Executive Director, Hamiltonian Artists/DC; Richard Dana, Artist/Co-founder, Take Me to the River Project; Kerry Brougher, former Chief Curator/Deputy Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

For updated information: https://thirdspacenetwork.com/dc-metro-virtual-town-hall/

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