Pave Symposium explores role of artists in community building
Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, will lead a workshop at the Pave Biennial Symposium in April that explores two central premises among artists and community leaders in the growing field of Civic Practice: translation and collaborative project design.
The workshop is part of a two-day symposium sponsored by the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at the ASU School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Focused on the practice of theater as a community asset with a spectrum of activity broader than the production of plays, this workshop looks at cross-sector process, tools for making meaning in non-arts settings, and opportunities to bring creative activity into public discourse. Questions to be explored include: How artists can be agents of democracy within settings that may seem closed to dialogue and change; what does “participation” mean in pedagogic and cultural and public settings; and how can cross-sector fluency help advocate for the value of art in non-arts settings?