The Oregon Arts Summit is Oregon’s single most important convening of the year for Oregon’s arts and cultural community. An important component of our Capacity Building work with arts organizations, the Summit is a forum for shared learning and professional development for arts organization leaders.
The one-day Arts Summit has become known as the place where individuals and teams of staff and board come together for provocative learning exchanges that spark new insights and connections to their work.
Past Oregon Arts Summits have tackled collaboration, innovation and connection. In 2012, Summit participants explored new ideas, fresh practices and critical tools of leadership as wise veterans and emerging leaders sat down side-by-side, rubbed elbows, learned from one another and strengthened our statewide community.
Each year, the Summit provides access to the latest thinking, research and trends related to leadership and features presentations by leading national experts and Oregon innovators – within and outside the Arts sector.
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Fast Forward: The 2012 Oregon Arts Summit in 250 Seconds
The Four Capacities of Leadership
Eric Booth, actor and keynote speaker, opened the Summit with a discussion of the four capacities of leadership to be explored.
Four Oregon luminaries offered their stories about leadership, social/political context and information about critical initiatives connected to arts and culture concerns.
|Max Williams, CEO/President, Oregon Community Foundation||Dr. Rudy Crew, Chief Education Officer, State of Oregon|
|Dan Wieden, President and Founder, Wieden + Kennedy||Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, US Representative, Oregon's First District|
Keynote Address: Eric Booth
Internationally honored arts leader Eric Booth, widely published and a frequent conference keynote presenter, discussed his perspective on the tools of authentic leadership.
Booth was the Summit's keynote speaker. Listen to an excerpt of his remarks.
Pecha Kucha Presentations
The 2012 Oregon Arts Summit invited artists and arts innovators from across the state to share their leadership stories in Pecha Kucha format. The Pecha Kucha Pilot offered 12 presenters in four groups. Each presenter speaks for just under seven minutes.
Claudia Alick, Associate Producer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, on Transforming Programs
Andrew Dickson, Artist, Advertiser and Occasional Auctioneer, on Artists for/need Social Change
Michael Fisher, School Director at the Academy of Arts and Academics, on Integrated Arts Education
Jelly Helm, Principal and Creative Director for Studio Jelly, on Storytelling & Leadership
Mark McCrary, Executive Director, Ross Ragland Theater, on Rural Community Theatre Financial Management
Trisha Mead, Marketing and Communications Director, Oregon Ballet Theatre, on Invite. Delight. Report. Repeat. Actionable Results through Social Media
Michael Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs, Portland Art Museum, on Museum as Platform for Collaboration, Experimentation and Creative Engagement
Ryan Pierce, Artist & Co-founder of Signal Fire, on Artists, Retreats and the Environment
Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Executive Director and Lead Artist, Washed Ashore Ocean Awareness through Art Project, on Environmental Art that Educates Worldwide
Olga Sanchez, Artistic Director, Miracle Theatre Group, on Latino Artists Exchange
Lina Garcia Seabold, Board Chair, Regional Arts & Culture Council, on Diversifying your Board
Arvie Smith, Artist and Associate Professor at Pacific NW College of Art, on Exposing the Legacy of Oppression, Project Hope Mural, Multnomah County Youth Detention Center