Center for Arts Leadership
University of Houston
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
There is a wealth of knowledge and research about the arts and best practice. Though social media is a great aggregator, we are confronted with so many streams of information, many of us have little time to process, much less incorporate these new ideas into our daily lives. The reading groups are monthly gatherings that invite students, artists, arts professionals, community members and audience members to process timely articles on the arts. Instead of focusing on books or novels, these reading groups focus on the conversations inspired by the readings.
Before the Reading Groups launch next semester, we encourage you to join us at the Creative Time Summit Screening - October 25 & 26.
Creative Time 2103 Summit Panelist Anne Gadwa Nicodemus has published an update in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader (Summer2012).
Thought-provoking posts about Outcomes and Logic Models from Createquity and it has links to a number of alternative responses from Richard Layman, Niels Strandskov, Seth Beattie, Lance Olson, Andrew Taylor, Diane Ragsdale, Laura Zabel.
Starting next semester, you can join the reading groups in one of three ways:
- Join a place-based reading group at either Blaffer Museum or other designated spaces.
- Invite a group of 5-10 of your friends and commit to meeting monthly to discuss the articles. If this the direction you'd like to go, apply to be one of the supported reading groups.*
- Read the articles and talk with your friends
*Supported Reading groups commit to sending a summary of the discussion to the Center. There are a limited number of supported reading groups. If you are interested in applying to be a group leader for the supported reading groups, please contact Center Director Sixto Wagan.