I'm not suggesting that the arts in Milwaukee are in need of saving. I am simply advocating for a good group of art loving citizens from Milwaukee to join me in Madison on August 24 to listen to Michael Kaiser, President of The Kennedy Center, as he hits the state capitol as part of his cross country tour to talk about Arts In Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative.
This is a chance to take part in a symposium given by a guy who decided that the arts in America were approaching crisis stage and that his job as President of The Kennedy Center was to organize a way to advise struggling institutions how to do good, respectful, trusty worthy, community building turnaround. Sounds like a good thing to listen to, don't you think? (That's right, I'm pointing a finger at you, you know who you are.)
I would love to organize a carpool group to Madison that day. Maybe we could even have a little supper after the symposium at some quaint Madison bistro like State Street Brats or some other swanky joint.
I you'd like to be part of my posse, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 24 and I'll send in a collective RSVP. If you choose to go alone, make sure you tap me on the shoulder at the Overture Center that day. Here's the details:
Arts In Crisis: A Kennedy Center InitiativeSymposium with Michael M. Kaiser
President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and author of The Art of the Turnaround
Monday, August 24, 2009
2:00 – 2:45 pm Book Signing with Michael Kaiser
3:00 – 4:30 pm Symposium
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Kaiser addresses the challenges facing non-profit arts and cultural organizations today through fundraising, building more effective boards of trustees, budgeting, marketing, technology, and other areas pertinent to maintaining a vital organization during a troubled economy. The Madison event is free and is part of a 50-state tour.
Books will be available for purchase.
Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative is funded by Helen Lee Henderson and Adrienne Arsht.
To register for this symposium, RSVP to email@example.com with your name, affiliation, number of guests in your party, and phone or e-mail contact. No phone reservations accepted.