New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

- EDT
Radical Grace: How the Arts Administration sector can leverage digital engagement events to accomplish democratic participation in the field
Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell
Creative Generation, Director, Research & Knowledge
Jeff M Poulin
Jeff M Poulin
Creative Generation, Managing Director

Throughout the pandemic, we all witness both positive and negative outcomes from our rapid responses. This session will share the outcomes of a body of research which examined how arts and cultural education programs responded to the COVID-19 crisis (among other concurrent crises occurring in the U.S. and worldwide). A specific phenomena that was observed was the use of ‘radical grace,’ which will showcase: 1. Holding space for equitable conversation, employing community norms structure; 2. Integrated practices of mindfulness to ground practitioners in uncertain circumstances; and 3. Co-creating learning sessions, reimagining strategies for the classroom through arts-based and virtual lenses.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

- EDT
Wearing Multiple Hats: Expanding and Evolving Multiple Professional Identities in the Arts & Cultural Sector during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell
Creative Generation, Director, Research & Knowledge

Through a deep analysis of a wide range of field research on multi-hyphenate identity, this paper examines the unique difficulties and advantages faced by professionals in the arts and cultural sector who hold multiple identities simultaneously: artists who teach, independent contractors with several contract jobs, musicians who are activists, etc. Further, the ever-expanding and evolving identity of those who previously wore "one hat" will be explored, with a focus on how the pandemic has perhaps pushed them toward a multi-hyphenate identity. This paper presents the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid, and how the pandemic continues to shape multidisciplinary work in arts and culture.