IN FOCUS: Governor's Conference on the Arts Held in Knoxville10.20.2005
Photos courtesy of the Tennessee Arts Commission
With a strong emphasis on technology, the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) presented E-Arts...The Governor's Regional Conference on the Arts Oct. 13, 2005 at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville.
The conference featured nationally-recognized speakers and workshop leaders. Sessions included areas of board development, strategic planning, arts advocacy, fundraising, partnerships, website development, marketing, and arts education. Additionally, there were special workshops on e-grants. Participants were introduced to e-grant technology and learned about the unique benefits and possibilities.
"Regional conferences provide a broad variety of technical assistance to strengthen and improve arts organizations and arts programs throughout the state. The sessions provide valuable information and opportunities to network with peers, meet new and old friends, and share innovative ideas," says Rich Boyd, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission.
For more information on E-Arts...The Governor's Regional Conferences on the Arts, contact Rod Reiner at 615-741-2093 or E-MAIL ROD REINER
Information is also available online. CLICK TENNESSEE ARTS
Participating in the session "Building: Innovative Ways To Develop Strong Partnerships" are (right to left) Darrell Bryan, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville; Bill Hartley, Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, Bristol; Judy Woodruff of Johnson City, representing the Tennessee Association of Dance; Liza Zenni, Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance; and Bob Kucher, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN.
In the Board Development session, the panel included (from right to left) Ann Holler, Arts Alliance Mountain Empire; Jimmy Neil Smith, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough; Rob Kret, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga; and Linda Caldwell, Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association, Etowah, TN.
Representatives of Bristol Ballet check in at the registration table. From left are Ann Oakley, artistic director Michele Plescia, and Debra Zandi, Assisting them is Lisa Hester with the Tennessee Arts Commission.