Category Archives: Lara Davis

Final thoughts from GIA 2015

Reflecting on last week’s conference, I’m still moved by the depth of conversation and reflection from some of my peers in the philanthropic arts sector. This year’s theme, Experience the Unexpected, situated the arts as a vehicle for transformation. From … Continue reading

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2015 GIA Conference, Day 2

Tuesday morning’s Idea Lab of artists was on point, my people. I was particularly struck by Rosten Woo, who in a nutshell, produces communication art. Putting “interpretation” at the center of his work, he creates things like aesthetically-designed and clearly … Continue reading

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2015 GIA Conference, Day 1

Day 1 of the main conference has been pretty spectacular. The opening plenary inspired with three local artist presentations centering cultural organizing, innovation, and love. The sessions themselves were brilliant – a confluence of ideas and grappling with critical issues … Continue reading

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Investing in filmmakers: Arts and Media

Los Angeles, CA. Paramount Pictures Studios. Palm trees and documentary filmmaking. For me, this was not the usual hotel-based or convention center constructed opening to an annual arts conference. While the remainder of the week’s events will be held at … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers: Lara Davis

Lara Davis has been active in youth development and community arts education for more than a decade. She has served as a Seattle arts commissioner and as program director for Arts Corps, a youth arts organization. At the Seattle Office … Continue reading

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