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March Learning Call

Next  Gen

National Arts Network


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*

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