The Art of Community: Building an Arts and Culture Network for Multicultural Communities workshop

On Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Central ARTSTATION (801 Crockett Street) learn how to incorporate multicultural elements in your community at The Art of Community: Building an Arts and Culture Network for Multicultural Communities workshop.

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council presents The Art of Community workshop in partnership with Laura Green and Amy Skillman, workshop facilitators from Building Cultural Bridges. Green and Skillman come to Shreveport to offer guidance on merging the arts and social services in support of multicultural heritage in the Northwest Louisiana and the U.S.

Workshop participants will receive copies of the Building Cultural Bridges publication. The workshop is  welcomes all multicultural traditional artists, local artists of all media, cultural and community-based organizations, local art organizations, social service providers, teachers, librarians, gallery owners, and anyone who is concerned with the well-being of multicultural communities.

The day-long workshop will present both national and local models of successful arts and social service collaborations which serve multicultural communities. Participants will also hear from traditional artists who will share their work and talk about the importance of maintaining their cultural traditions. Drawing on personal experience and ideas generated by the presentations, participants will work together to explore possibilities for collaboration and to establish a local network through which resources can be shared, communication can be maintained, and future projects developed. Space will be made available for participants to share information about their art forms or programs with each other.

Deadline for Registration for The Art of Community workshop is Monday, March 31, 2014. The workshop is Free, but RSVP required. Online registration forms are available at www.shrevearts.org/artists-resources/call-to-artists/ and emailed to Vickie Marshall, SRAC Arts Resource Center Coordinator, at Vickie@shrevearts.org.