Mason Arts Research Center Conference 2022: Expanding Perspectives on Arts Research and Practice Partnerships

MasonARC22 (October 7, 2022, 8a-3p) featured panels on research and practice partnerships and action research in the arts, talks on diversity and inclusion in arts research, and round tables on transformation of practice and research in the arts in the current climate of 2022. We also had a “speed networking” evening, discussion tables on practice partnerships, and a poster session. Attendees spanned the worlds of arts research, arts policy, arts grant making, arts practice, and arts education. See the conference schedule below.

October 7 2022 Schedule:

*7:30a*: Registration and Poster Set Up

*8:00a – 8:45a*: Poster Session & Continental Breakfast

*8:45a – 9:00a*: Introduction and Opening Remarks

—Speaker: Dean Rick Davis (College of Visual and Performing Arts, GMU)

*9:00a – 10:30a*: Session 1 – Panel on Challenges and Opportunities for Arts Research-Practice Partnerships

—Chair: Sunil Iyengar (National Endowment for the Arts)

—Panelists: Junious Brickhouse (Urban Artistry), Tiffany McGettigan (Hishhorn Museum), & Victoria Baatin (Kennedy Center)

*10:45a – 11:15a*: Session 2 – Flash Talks on Inclusion and Diversity in Arts Research and Practice

—Presenters: Hila Lee Tijerina (Imagination Stage), Justin Caithaml (University of Maryland), & Bweikia Steen (George Mason University)

*11:15a – 12:00p*: Speed Networking Session

*12:00p – 12:45p*: Lunch (Provided)

—Musical Performance: Faith Ellen Lam

*1:00p – 2:00p*: Session 3 – Panel on Arts Research-Practice Partnerships

—Chair: Kimberly Sheridan (MasonARC)

—Panelists: Thalia Goldstein (MasonARC), Megan Stutesman (MasonARC), & Julane Havens (Shakespeare Theatre Co); Julia Carmean (National Gallery of Art); Adam Winsler (MasonARC) & Bruce Miller (Virginia Repertory Theatre)

*2:00p*: Research-Practice Working Tables and Reception

*3:00p*: End