The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is set to visit Indianapolis next week. Jane Chu will tour the Indianapolis Art Center and give a presentation at a symposium on the IUPUI campus. February 25, 2015

News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6-7, 2015. Her trip will include a site visit to the Indianapolis Art Center on March 6 and remarks at Indiana University's symposium on community engagement and development through the arts on March 7. Follow @NEAJaneChu on twitter for photos and commentary on her visit to Indiana.

Chairman Chu received her PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. As part of her trip she will meet with Indiana University students and faculty as well as NEA grantees in Indiana. On March 6 at 3:00pm, she will visit the Indianapolis Art Center, recipient of a 2014 NEA grant for the summer exhibition series: storytellers.

On Saturday, March 7, Indiana University will hold a symposium on community engagement and development through the arts, led by led by arts administration faculty at the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Following two panel discussions, Chairman Chu will give remarks about the direction of the NEA as it relates to creative placemaking, including trends and plans for the future. The symposium is open to the public, but organizers request attendees RSVP to soprsvp@iupui.edu. More information about the symposium can be found here. The symposium, including Chairman Chu's remarks, will be webcast live on Indiana University's website.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Site visit to the Indianapolis Art Center.

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Patrick Flaherty, president and executive director, Indianapolis Art Center

Anya Aslanova, director of educational development, Indianapolis Art Center

Kyle Herrington, director of exhibitions, Indianapolis Art Center

Michelle Winkelman, director of outreach, Indianapolis Art Center

Lewis Ricci, executive director, Indiana Arts Commission

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Indiana University symposium on community engagement and development through the arts.

Location: Basile Auditorium, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus

Participants:

Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Michael Rushton, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Joanna Woronkowicz, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Laura Zabel, executive director, Springboard for the Arts

Joan Squires, president, Omaha Performing Arts

Jennifer Cole, executive director, Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

Source: The National Endowment For The Arts

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