The CIRCA (Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts) Professional Development Intensive convenes arts leaders from Maryland and leading UMBC faculty to share research, missions, and ideas. The program is built around lightning round presentations of 15 minutes and break-out sessions that encourage dialog, mixing and community building. Our presenters maintain regional, national and international careers in a range of disciplines — curatorial practices, arts administration, theater, music, augmented reality, virtual reality, dance, cinema and visual arts.
Arts leaders, faculty, students, alumni and visitors are invited to enjoy this opportunity to mix it up in the state-of-the-art Performing Arts and Humanities Building at UMBC. Presenters and attendees are not bound to the entire program, and may come and go as needed. The tone will be collegial and informal, as is the mode with all CIRCA programming.
The CIRCA Professional Development Intensive affords everyone an opportunity to hear about and discuss some of the exciting art and cultural work going on in the Baltimore metropolitan area. You are warmly welcomed to this event, which is free. Light fare and beverages will be available.
Off-campus guest presenters:
Kibibi Ajanku, Sankofa Dance Theater, Urban Arts Leadership Program, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA)
Jeannie Howe, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA)
Nancy Proctor, Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture
Ian Tresselt, Deputy Director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Melissa Webb, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Lisa Cella, music
Susan McCully, theater
Lisa Moren, visual arts