A Community Dialogue on Economic Opportunity and Immigrant Integration
Presented by the World Affairs Council of Maine
in special partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition
Integration through Arts and Culture
Presented with Creative Portland
May 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Connecting New Mainer artists and their cultures with Portland's creative economy
Greater Portland needs and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds who work creatively and are passionate about arts and culture. The World Affairs Council of Maine and Creative Portland invite you to a special workshop on how to engage with the creative arts economy.
Who should attend?
Artists, graphic designers, film makers, fashion designers, culinary artists, musicians, dancers, performers, photographers, writers, and individuals who support these artistic professions.
Specifically, New Mainers who are engaged and passionate about the arts, and who would like to learn about opportunities and networks within Greater Portland's creative arts economy; and artists, creative professionals and art enthusiasts who are interested in networking with and assisting New Mainers to learn about, and become engaged in, the creative arts economy.
1) Welcome and overview of the Creative Arts Economy of Greater Portland
2) Panel presentation: New Mainers Stories
3) Panel presentation: Artistic Opportunities
4) Community Dialogue on Artistic Aspirations
Following the program, Creative Portland will host a tour of First Friday Art Walk, the city’s monthly free community arts event that welcomes people to visit the galleries, museums, and other venues to see a wide range of arts and cultural exhibits and events.
PREMIER SERIES SPONSORS
City of Portland Development Corp.
Sam L. Cohen Foundation
Barber Foods/AdvancePierre Foods