Dallas Arts Advocacy Day 2009

Thursday, August 20th is Arts Advocacy Day in Dallas presented by the Cultural Affairs Commission, City of Dallas and Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition.

Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts to learn more about new media marketing and the economic impact of the arts.

The featured speaker is Douglas Sonntag, Director of Dance for the National Endowment for the Arts. There will be workshops and panel discussions in the morning dealing with advocacy and public relations techniques. The cost for Advocacy Day is $35 and includes lunch and all workshops.

dee and charles wiley theaterDee and Charles Wyly Theatre
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Important Note: Due to the fact that the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is still under construction, tickets will not be available at the door. Park in the Arts District Parking Garage where directions to the event will be provided.  For safety purposes, it will be essential to follow these exact directions to the location of the event.

Cost: $35.00
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Doors open at 8:30AM


9:00AM Registration
9:30AM Welcome and Introductions
9:45AM Workshops

  • New Media Marketing and Communication: Anne Bothwell – KERA, Director Art&Seek, Jill Magnuson, Vice President Marketing and Communications, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Donna Harris, Owner/Publisher, Intownmix.
  • Economic Impact of the Arts: Mark Nerenhausen, CEO, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Phillip Jones, President/CEO, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Larry Kivett, Deloitte, LLP

11:30AM Welcome by Mayor Tom Leppert and lunch featuring Keynote Speaker, Douglas C. Sonntag

About the keynote speaker
Since 1997, Douglas C. Sonntag has served as the Director of Dance for the National Endowment for the Arts. From 2004 to 2008 he was also the Director of the Office of National Initiatives where he supervised work on several signature Endowment programs. Previously, he served as program administrator and senior program specialist for the Arts Endowment’s Dance Program. He has served as a judge for the American College Dance Festival/Dance Magazine Awards and as a panelist for the Utah Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, and the Carlisle Project. He has spoken at and served on panels for many organizations including Dance/USA, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the International Association of Blacks in Dance, and at the International Tanzmesse NRW in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the Monaco Dance Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

For more information, contact Joanna St. Angelo, President, Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition, joanna@sammonsartcenter.org or 214-520-7789.


Recommended Reading:
Dallas City Budget Cuts and the Arts: What You Can Do: Art & Seek Blog

The image above sourced from Flickr: Dee & Charles Wyly theater by Fake Plastic Earth