Creative Conversations: New Arts & Community Podcast Series

Each month, The Arts Council in partnership with the Triad Podcast Network will bring you a new podcast featuring area leaders and industry experts.  From stories of our own past and present to inspiration from other communities, the conversations will focus on building community through the arts.  In addition, the Creative Conversations Network will be invited to join in the conversation through a quarterly speaker series where we’ll hear inspiration from national leaders and start a dialogue about how we can put the lessons learned to work for our community.

Want to be a part of the conversation?  Join The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Network by emailing “Sign me up” to cnew@intothearts.org.

 

Episode 1 (June 21, 2017) –  State Of The Arts In Winston-Salem And America

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County launches its first podcast and it features a conversation with President & CEO Jim Sparrow and Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy with Americans for the Arts, national arts advocacy organization.

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Episode 2 (August 3, 2017) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Mayor Allen Joines

Mayor Allen Joines and Arts Council President & CEO Jim Sparrow discuss the role of the arts in the city’s growth.

 

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Episode 3 (August 21, 2017) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Representative Ed Hanes, Jr.

NC Representative Ed Hanes, Jr. and Arts Council President & CEO Jim Sparrow discuss our community’s role and evolution as we use the arts to create new business, bring people together, and build a unique lifespace.

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Episode 4 (October 5, 2017) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Superintendent Beverly Emory

Superintendent Bev Emory and Arts Council President & CEO Jim Sparrow discuss how the arts are partnering with our schools to enrich our children’s education and prepare them for a bright future.

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Episode 5 (November 2, 2017) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Frank Vagnone

Frank Vagnone, Old Salem’s new President, and Jim Sparrow discuss the evolution of the arts and living history sites to create relevancy, engage today’s audiences, and advance their core missions

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Episode 6 (December 7, 2017) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson of Novant Health and Jim Sparrow discuss integrating the arts into healthcare to promote wellness, enhance patient care, and provide valuable training for physicians and caregivers. Hear remarkable stories about how the arts are making measurable improvements to health and wellness right here in the Triad.  To inquire about partnering with Novant’s arts and health program, contact senelson@NovantHealth.org.

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Episode 7 (January 4, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Sawtooth School and WSSU

Lauren Duncan and Amy Jordan Kincaid of Sawtooth School with Dr. Beth Fain of WSSU join Jim Sparrow to discuss innovative collaborations that are addressing community needs through the arts. The conversation focuses on a partnership between the organizations and El Buen Pastor to develop the verbal and cognitive skills of Pre-K Latino children and their mothers.

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Episode 8 (January 29, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring ArtPrize

ArtPrize is the largest public art festival in the world and takes place in Grand Rapids, MI – a town about the size of Winston-Salem.  ArtPrize’s Kevin Buist and Jim Sparrow discuss the festival and how our community can use inspiration from its success.

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Episode 9 (March 1, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Andrea Polli’s Particle Falls

Artist Andrea Polli, Terry Lansdell of Clean Air Carolina, and our own Dara Silver discuss Particle Falls and the role of public art in starting a community dialogue about important topics like air quality.

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Episode 10 (April 5, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Dance for the River

SECCA and Yadkin Riverkeeper teamed up to present DANCE FOR THE RIVER, a traveling multimedia exhibit that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region’s primary water source, through dance, photography, and video.  Photographer Christine Rucker and Brenda Daniels, Associate Dean of Contemporary Dance at UNCSA, talk about how they used art to raise awareness for preservation of the river.

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Episode 11 (May 3, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Tom Kelly of The Bogside Artists

The Bogside Artists have been working since 1993 to commemorate and edify Derry, Northern Ireland’s critical civil rights moments through their murals.  In our latest podcast, Tom and Jim talk about these works and how public art can serve as a tool for social change in our communities.

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Episode 12 (June 7, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring The Enrichment Center

All of us want to enjoy a rich, full existence. Some of us may need extra help to make it happen. That’s what The Enrichment Center is all about — empowering the lives of adults with disabilities through art, education and employment. Join the conversation in our latest podcast and imagine how art can serve those most in need in our community.

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Episode 13 (July 12, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Art Nouveau Winston-Salem

Jim Sparrow sat down with Shaheen Syal and George Peterson to talk about how the next generation of Winston-Salem is working to realize the full potential of our city’s arts and culture through ANWS.

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Episode 14 (November 8, 2018) – The Arts Council’s Creative Conversations Featuring Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of the Chapman Cultural Center

Randy Eaddy sat down with Jennifer Evins to talk about how the Chapman Cultural Center has changed their model to make an even bigger impact on their community.

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