HOLDING SPACE @ ROOTS Week
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

HOLDING SPACE @ ROOTS Week

HOLDING SPACE IN THE WATERSHED

Facilitators: Harold Steward, South Dallas Cultural Center
                    Keryl McCord, Alternate ROOTS
                    Katina Parker, Filmmaker/Black Lives Matter Activist        

 

Every generation has its defining moment, when systemic violence – and the people’s response to it – reaches a boiling point. This summer, we’re rising up against police brutality, transphobia, homophobia, Islamaphobia, and political platforms based on violent, divisive rhetoric. This facilitated discussion will hold space for all that is taking place in our country and world right now, in this watershed moment.

Alternate ROOTS’ 40th Annual Meeting & Artists’ Retreat
A Call to Action: Emergent Organizing
Wednesday, August 10-Sunday, August 14, 2016
Lutheridge Conference Center; Arden, NC (near Asheville)

ROOTS Week Annual Meeting & Artists’ Retreat is a one-of-a-kind gathering for artists and cultural organizers, and their families, in a retreat like setting in the mountains of North Carolina. Four days of performances, workshops, learning exchanges, visual arts installations, late-night cabarets, and ROOTS annual business meetings. 

https://alternateroots.org/roots-week-2016/

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Harold Steward to Lecture at The Modern- Ft. Worth
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

Harold Steward to Lecture at The Modern- Ft. Worth

Harold Steward gives a free lecture at The Modern Museum in Ft. Worth on Sunday. The lecture, Queer Masculinity and The Black Male Invention,is given in conjunction with The Modern's current exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.  This exhibition is an overview highlighting the range of the artist's prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works of Kehinde Wiley. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem; these images of African-American men mark the onset of his focused exploration of the male figure.

“Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on special exhibitions, with artists, curators, art historians, and writers holding conversations in the galleries. This special program is free and begins at 1 pm on the first Sunday of selected months.”
 

October 4, 2015 - 1:00pm

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817.738.9215
1.866.824.5566 [toll free]

 

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New Client Alert!!!
Oct
2
to Oct 31

New Client Alert!!!

Steward Cultural Development Group is exciting to administer program coordination and implementation for the PREP/UP! program at Abounding Prosperity. 

PrEP/UP! is a training, education, and social marketing initiative designed to educate and inform clients and providers about non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. 

 

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Partner Harold Steward Joins Professional Development Staff For The 2015 Performing Arts Exchange
Sep
28
to Oct 1

Partner Harold Steward Joins Professional Development Staff For The 2015 Performing Arts Exchange

  • Baltimore Convention Center (map)
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Professional development, or “PD@PAE”, is a major component of the Performing Arts Exchange, designed to give conference-goers extra knowledge to take into the field with them once PAE is over. There are four kinds of sessions offered through PD@PAE: WorkshopsFace Timethe New Colleague Program, and Consortia Meetings. Additionally, PAE makes it a priority to provide space for Special Interest Meetings.

PD@PAE Workshops support the presenting and touring field with practical management, leadership, and career training. Presenters, artists, agents, and managers will find a variety of topics to deepen their knowledge and expand their ways of working.
Read more about Workshops

Face Time provides quick and easy access to experienced professionals in the presenting field. After all, there’s nothing like talking one-on-one with an experienced professional to get your questions answered and specific needs addressed. We’ll be inviting knowledgeable experts in various fields to speak with attendees during 20-minute sessions at PAE.
Read more about Face Time

The New Colleague Program is a collaboration between South Arts and NAPAMA to help first-time attendees to have their best possible PAE experience. First time agents, managers, artists, and presenters are paired with experienced mentors to guide them through the process of attending a booking conference.
Read more about the New Colleague Program

South Arts is committed to providing space for Consortia and Special Interest Meetings. Arts organizations may have a platform to share details of their programs and consortia may have the chance to share important information with their networks.
Read more about Consortia and Special Interest Meetings

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Partner Harold Steward Selected for 1st National Cohort of artEquity Trainers
Sep
3
to Oct 17

Partner Harold Steward Selected for 1st National Cohort of artEquity Trainers

  • Oregon Shakesphere Festival (map)
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artEquity will annually bring together a national cohort of approximately 25-35 diverse stakeholders from the field of theatre. The cohort will participate in intensive skills-based and analysis-building workshops, in addition to individual and team learning assignments.


This training is for art practitioners interested in facilitating around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Artistic directors, actors, teaching artists, scenic carpenters, and others .


 The training will take place over two intensive retreats in Ashland, Oregon, on the OSF campus:
September 3-6, 2015
October 15-17, 2015

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Steward Cultural Development Group Receives  The Catalyst Initiative Grant from The Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Aug
27
to Oct 31

Steward Cultural Development Group Receives The Catalyst Initiative Grant from The Center for Performance and Civic Practice

  • The Center for Performace and Civic Practice (map)
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The Center for Performance and Civic Practice, led by Michael Rohd, is a national resource for artists and communities working together to build increased civic equity, health and capacity.  Round 2 of The Catalyst Initiative, a program (funded by The Andrew Mellon Foundation) that supports a learning cohort of small-scale Civic Practice projects around the U.S. The pilot of this program, which took place in 2014, curated and engaged 5 artists and their non-arts focused community partners to create and complete civic practice projects- a community engaged partnership based in artistic practice that responded to a community partner’s self-defined need.

In Round 2, eight partnerships/projects will be funded based on regional and project diversity.  The Advisory Council for the Catalyst Initiative includes Aaron Landsman, Carlton Turner, Polly Carl, Bob Leonard, Moira Brennan, Daniel Banks, Deb Cullinan, Marty Pottenger and Michael Rohd.

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New Client Alert!
Aug
5
to Sep 5

New Client Alert!

Steward Cultural Development Group is excited to work with new client, International Conservatory of Performing Arts! 

The principal purpose of ICPA is to establish an advanced performing arts conservatory in North Texas that is dedicated to the holistic development of young artists. In a pre-university environment, we will provide the highest standards of instruction through individualized academic curricula and conservatory training in the performing arts.

http://www.iconservatorypa.com/

Scope of Work:

The scope of work for ICPA includes all research regarding developing an organizational and resource development plan for ICPA's development strategy. Steward Cultural Development Group will also work with ICPA staff and key stakeholders to develop a 5 year strategic plan and provide technical assistance for ICPA's non-profit management. 

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 Partner Harold Steward Presenting at Theater Communication Group Conference
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Partner Harold Steward Presenting at Theater Communication Group Conference

NEXT GEN AT THE MOMENT OF CHANGE
Next Gen at a Moment of Change: Intergenerational leaders will participate in a conversation to address the cultural and generational shift occurring within arts organizations across the nation. It is imperative that the field examines institutional sustainability and how we are adapting as cultural leaders in community during the current social and economic climate. The next generation of arts leaders are emerging well connected, empowered, and prepared to address these challenges. This session is an opportunity to bridge the current and future leadership and create field wide transformation.
                
Speakers: Candace L. Feldman Associate Producer 651 ARTS; Jonathan McCrory Director of Theatre Arts National Black Theatre, Inc; Harold Steward, Performing Arts Coordinator, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

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Partner Harold Steward Moderates Kitchen Dog's The Firestorm Panel Discussion
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Partner Harold Steward Moderates Kitchen Dog's The Firestorm Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with the playwright, director, and cast of THE FIRESTORM, focusing on the issues raised in the play and how they relate to recent events covered in the press. Moderated by Harold Steward

 

THE FIRESTORM
by Meridith Friedman

NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE

DIRECTED BY KDT CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TINA PARKER

Patrick Henderson, a candidate for governor of Ohio, is married to Gaby, an Ivy League-educated, African-American attorney. While a strong political power couple on paper, there's one small hiccup: their interracial marriage. With interracial couples still a rarity on the campaign trail, their relationship is something of a political liability-particularly in a swing-state. Leslie, the campaign's assistant manager, strategizes to make the couple's relationship more relatable to traditionalist voters, while also counting on Gaby to secure the African-American voter block. However, the campaign is hit with a major controversy when a racially charged prank from Patrick's brief days pledging a fraternity in college emerges in the media. Suddenly, Gaby's skin color is thrust to the forefront of the campaign, and she is charged with defending her husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from implosion. As the pressure builds and intensifies, the political becomes explosively personal and the façade of their seemingly picture-perfect marriage begins to fracture. 

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Partner Sara Mokuria selected to represent Dallas at Next City Vanguard Conference
May
6
to May 8

Partner Sara Mokuria selected to represent Dallas at Next City Vanguard Conference

NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE

The Vanguard is an annual experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Each year, Next City selects 40 applicants whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition for the future all show great promise.

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Senior Partner Harold Steward to lead a Cultural Organizing and Spiritual Values workshop at Southern Methodist University
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Partner Harold Steward to lead a Cultural Organizing and Spiritual Values workshop at Southern Methodist University

Spring Forum

The Spring Forum is an annual conference for young people ages 15–18. The daylong event focuses on issues of faith, youth culture, church and society. Activities include a featured speaker, worship, workshops, open mic' and a campus tour. 

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March Learning Call
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

March Learning Call

Next  Gen

National Arts Network

presents...

Next Gen in Conversation

A three month series of learning exchange conference calls that feature “next geners” in conversation with seasoned arts professional discussing burgeoning topics in the field of arts management. 

Part 3
Cultural Policy Primer 
Sara Mokuria in conversation with Patrice Walker-Powell

 

March 17, 2015 | 5:00pm Central Standard Time, 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time
 
Call In Information
Phone Number: 1 (619) 326-2772
Access code: 905-3173
  

* This Learning Call will be recorded*

SPECIAL GUESTS
Sara Mokuria
  is a Senior Research Associate with The Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she brings high-level experience in project management, program design and community engagement, combined with lifelong passions for justice, equity and arts and culture. She was the Dallas local coordinator for the Race Forward: Facing Race Conference, project manager for Trans.lation Vickery Meadow, board member at The Dallas Peace Center, co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, co-creator of When Race Becomes Real: The Next Generation Speaks. Sara is the Public Policy Specialist for Steward Cultural Development Group. Currently she is teaching Special Topics in Applied Sociology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Sara holds a Bachelor's degree from New School University and a two Master degrees from Simmons College.

 Patrice Walker Powell was appointed Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 2010. In this role she oversaw the Agency’s nearly $100 million in grants and special projects for a national network of governmental and non-profit partners, as well as grant awards to cultural organizations in all disciplines and fields. Ms. Powell served as Deputy Chairman for States, Regions, and Local Arts Agencies for the NEA from 2007-2009. During her early tenure with the NEA she managed several national projects, including the Community Foundation Initiative and the Rural Arts Initiative. Before joining the NEA, Ms. Powell served as Deputy Director for the Texas Commission on the Arts and Program Staff for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She also served as the principal research consultant for a U.S. Department of Labor report on exemplary arts and humanities projects funded under the Cultural Employment and Training Act (CETA). Early in her career as a stage manager, Ms. Powell worked with international and national commercial touring artists. She earned her B.F.A. from Howard University and an M.F.A. from Yale University’s School of Drama.
 
 


 

 

 

*This series is curated by Harold Steward

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