8:00 – 8:30 CHECK-IN, get acquainted, coffee and morning refreshments

8:30 – 9:20 – OPENING SESSION

  • Kris Tucker: Welcome everyone and introduce speakers.
  • Karissa Lowe, Cowlitz Tribal Council: Welcome and Blessing from the Cowlitz Tribe.
  • Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor Pro Tem: Welcome remarks.
  • Kris Tucker: Set our challenge for the day. Why we are here? What don’t we know? What do we want? How can we get there?

9:20 – 10:00 – PECHA KUCHA (Six-minute, 20-slide presentations)

  • Richard Burrows, Director of Community Outreach & Programs, The Historic Trust
  • Tracy Fortmann, Superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (National Park Service)
  • Jim Hagar, Economic Development Project Manager, Port of Vancouver USA
  • Jan Bader, Program & Policy Development Manager, City of Vancouver
  • Lori Rotherham, Principal, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver Public Schools
  • Karen Madsen, Chair, Arts of Clark County

10:00 – 10:15 – BREAK

10:15 – 12:15 – PANEL DISCUSSION

10:15 – 10:50 – Topic #1: Performing Arts. Creating a community-centric performing arts center.

  • Moderator: Temple Lentz, High Five Media
  • Panelist: Chris Ayzoukian, Beaverton Center for the Arts
  • Panelist: Robert Cochran, Rose Center for the Arts
  • Panelist: Jim Kalvelage, Opsis Architecture

10:50 – 11:25 – Topic #2: Visual Arts. Developing an art center with space for classes, exhibits and possibly live/work artist units.

  • Moderator: Stacey Graham, The Historic Trust
  • Panelist: Cristina Caravaca, Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council
  • Panelist: Michael Walsh, Multnomah Arts Center
  • Panelist: Heather Joy, Spaceworks Tacoma

11:25 – 12:00 – Topic #3: Development Opportunities. Assessing real opportunities in Vancouver to create economically sustainable arts-related projects involving both new construction and adaptive reuse.

  • Moderator: Ethan Seltzer, Portland State University
  • Panelist: Julie Alexander, Artspace
  • Panelist: Jeff Jahn, PORT:
  • Panelist: Linda K. Johnson, Co-Founder, Conduit Dance

12:00 – 12:15 – QUESTIONS for any panelist, all topics

12:15 – 1:30LUNCH (box lunch provided), idea generation exercise

1:30 – 4:00WORKSHOPS

  • Performing Arts: Moving forward and next steps
  • Visual Arts: Moving forward and next steps
  • Development Opportunities: Moving forward and next steps

4:00 – 4:15 BREAK

4:15 – 5:00 – RE-GROUP

  • Sharing of commitments that resulted from the workshops
  • Announcement of prizes/raffle winners

5:00 – 6:30SOCIAL TIME, wine and hors d’oeuvres

Artillery Barracks Building
Artillery Barracks, site of the Arts & Culture Summit
Please join us on September 23, 2017 for an important conversation about the future of the arts in Vancouver and Clark County.

In March of 2012, we held the first Clark County Arts and Culture Summit, a gathering of arts organizations, business leaders, local representatives, and individuals who want to see the arts thrive in our community. Now, five years later, we are holding a second summit, focused on generating ideas and momentum to create much-needed spaces for arts and culture activities in Vancouver.

Artillery Barracks
Vancouver National Historic Reserve
600 East Hathaway Road
Vancouver, WA 98661

8 a.m. – 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017

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For more information, please contact Annie Davern or Karen Madsen.