The 2009 Alaska Arts and Culture Conference will be held Jan. 29-31 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
This is the first opportunity in many years for artists, arts organizations and educators to come together to learn and be inspired by the work going on in the state. Workshops will include many practical issues, from non-profit budgeting to how to get gigs and market work.
Keynote speakers will be William Cleveland from the Center for the Study of Art and Community, who will speak about the importance of art in times of change, and Jack Lew, director of artist recruitment for electronic arts, who will demonstrate what art can look like in the 21st century.
A few of the workshop topics will be: digitizing your work, successfully working with the press, financial management, motivating volunteers, building community through public art, health insurance for artists, brain research and the arts, and more.
Sign up at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca. The early registration deadline has been extended until Dec. 15.