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S.L.A.P. Conference

Jun 30, 2012, 11:00am - 10:30pm

Free and open to the public.

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Friday, june 29 - Sunday, July 1

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CAM is pleased to host the second annual St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) Conference, a three-day conference that brings people and innovative ideas from St. Louis together through the arts to discuss issues unique to the region and build a more connected community. From artist-led presentations and performances to interactive workshops, SLAP offers a diverse lineup of free programs that are open to the public.

Saturday, June 30

11:00 – 12:00 PM  l Check-in and Registration

12:00 – 12:15 PM  l  Welcome and Introduction

12:15 – 1:30 PM  l Creative Community Engagement

A look at how individuals and groups actively contribute to the social and cultural fabric of St. Louis through innovative community engagement practices. This will be a convening of a broad range of panelists discussing their own explorations of the work they are doing within communities and local institutions. The conversation will reflect upon the social relevance of art, and how it can be used as a tool for social inclusion and cohesion, cultural community building and civic engagement.

1:45 – 3:00 PM  l  Beyond Space: Now and Tomorrow

The city’s future and landscape is constantly being developed, reclaimed and transformed by artists, preservationists and builders brick by brick. The deep, and often complicated, connection between St. Louis’ urban spaces and those working to change them will be examined with particular interest as to the short and long term affects on St. Louis and it’s citizens.

3:15 – 4:30  l  Art, Creativity, and Value 

An investigation into the relationship between St. Louis art, creative energy and value from an institutional to grassroots level. The conversation will focus on three questions: How do we value the diverse art and creative energy in the city? What differences in value exist amongst art and creative energy? How is the value of art and creative energy demonstrated and reinforced? This panel discussion will explore how context and perception determine value and the affects it has on the city and it’s smaller communities.

4:45 – 5:45 PM  l Open Discussion

Kaveh Razani and Stan Chisholm (18andCounting) of Lane 4 will lead an open discussion on the issues and challenges that face artists, community builders and audiences in St. Louis. Please come prepared to participate in the discussion.

6:00 – 7:15 PM  I  Information Expo

The Resource Fair will connect conference attendees with art organizations that offer volunteer opportunities, continuing arts education and developmental resources.

7:30 – 10:30 PM  I  Current

Ten of St. Louis’ premiere electronic musicians will converge in for a night of discussion and performance. For the first hour, attendees are invited to talk with musicians one-on-one and get to know more about their work, gear, technical knowledge, inspiration, style etc. At 8:00 PM, all participants will perform dynamic, collaborative pieces that will showcase today’s musical skill and innovation in a city known for its vibrant musical tradition.

Visit the SLAP website to view full program schedule.