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Harvey Arts Recovery Knowledge Share

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Harvey Arts Recovery Knowledge Share
Dec. 2, 9:30am-1:30pm
Winter Street Studios
Free event
RSVP: harveyartsrecovery.org (click on upcoming events tab)

Individual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, visual art and creatives plus staff of arts, culture, preservation and historical organizations impacted by Harvey: You’re not alone. This Knowledge Share hosted by the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund offers resources to help you get back to business.

9:30-10am — Networking/food/beverages

10-11am Panel #1 — Arts Responders
Hear from leaders in the arts about their experience and knowledge on the subject of disaster recovery.

11-11:15am — Break

11:15am-12:15pm — Panel #2 – Artists Respond
Artists who have lived and learned how to come out on top after experiencing a natural disaster share their stories.

12:15pm-1:30pm — Resource tables


Amy Schwartzman
Amy Schwartzman has been working at the intersection of arts and disaster management since 2001, when she served as the Information Officer of the New York Arts Recovery Fund, created to help NYC’s artists and arts organizations recover from 9/11. While there, she authored two guidebooks developed by the NYC Arts Coalition, one geared toward artists, the other toward nonprofit organizations, about how to negotiate the response and recovery resources that had arisen. In 2007, she was hired by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) to draft a Blueprint for a nationwide disaster safety net for artists and arts organizations. Her work for NCAPER includes principal authorship of “The Cultural Placekeeping Guide” (2017) and “Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster” (2011). After Superstorm Sandy, Amy served as the Community Planner for artists and arts organizations within the Natural and Cultural Resource Recovery section of FEMA’s New York Sandy Recovery Office. She is currently a consultant to PAR, the Performing Arts Readiness project. Amy previously was a dancer, choreographer and sometime director and actress, working with Meredith Monk, Blondell Cummings, Alyson Pou and The Kings County Shakespeare Company.

Sanford Hirsch
Sanford Hirsch is the Executive Director of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York. The Foundation, which has been operating since 1976, offers grants to individual visual artists through an annual Individual Support Grant and through an Emergency Grant program that assists visual artists in cases of catastrophic events. The Foundation also maintains an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organizes exhibitions of his art and that of others.

Amelia Brown
Amelia Brown, is a writer, speaker, artist and consultant with more than 20 years of community development experience spanning four continents. She earned a self-designed master’s degree from the University of Minnesota integrating arts, emergency management, and community development. She has recently written a series of articles focused on crisis and creativity featured on Springboard for the Arts Creative Exchange, presented the role of arts in disaster recovery at the 2015 International Award for Public Art, Cities of Climate Change Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and coordinated commemoration events for the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the founder of Emergency Arts, a central resource dedicated to building a cross-sector network, strengthening community resilience, and advancing arts as integral to emergency management.


Diane Falkenhagen
Galveston jewelry artist, Diane Falkenhagen, is best known for her fabricated, mixed media compositions that often combine characteristic pictorial imagery with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references myriad interests including: memory, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament and art history. Aside from her one-of-a-kind art jewelry, Diane periodically lectures and leads special workshops around the country and has taught in various college and university programs. She received her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston. In 2008 Diane received a CERF+ Emergency Grant and CERF+ Emergency Recovery Loan after Hurricane Ike inundated her West Galveston island studio with five feet of seawater.

Lacy Johnson
Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based artist, curator, professor, activist, and is author of the memoir The Other Side (Tin House, 2014). For its frank and fearless confrontation of the epidemic of violence against women, The Other Side was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction; it was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer Selection for 2014, and was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, Library Journal, and the Houston Chronicle.

Special thanks to Houston Endowment.

RSVP here (click on upcoming events tab): http://harveyartsrecovery.org/


Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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