Engaging Millennials: Creating Young Arts Advocates


KINGSPORT – The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is hosting a webinar ‚¬ Engaging Millennials: Creating Young Arts Advocates ‚¬ on August 19, 2015, to provide an overview of millennial participation trends, and discuss strategies and programs that have successfully resulted in the inspiration and empowerment of this generation.

The Tennessee Arts Commission invites you to join the conversation from 3-4 PM (EST) for the seminar. Acting as partner participants in Tennessee are ArtsMemphis, ArtsBuild in Chattanooga and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts will be hosting the seminar in Kingsport.‚  It will be located in the Domtar Community Room at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Please RSVP to the Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 or macdonald@kingsporttn.gov

The webinar will discuss engaging the largest generation since the baby boomers in the arts. Millennials, now young adults ages 18-35, are‚ important to have as arts participants and advocates as they are fully involved in todays technological revolution and are tomorrows emerging leaders. Presenters will include John Schratwieser, Executive Director of Maryland Citizens for the Arts; Tracie Konopinski, Senior Campaign Organizer of MASSCreative; and W. Omari Rush, Curator or Public Programs of Ann Arbor Art Center and Council Member of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The webinar will be available at‚ four locations (one being Kingsport) in Tennessee. After the webinar, Tennessee Arts Commission will publish a report on the webinar.

In addition to viewing the webinar, the group locations will provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues. We also encourage a digital conversation using social media to continue the discussion. Expand your experience by posting on Facebook and Twitter; tag your locations account‚ and use #cultivateTN on your posts.

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