NEXT: Raising the Temperature with New Arts Organizations

Bem Elevate 102015 IGBem will be moderating a panel for ELEVATE on Tuesday, October 20.   The panel will discuss “NEXT: Raising the Temperature with New Arts Organizations”.

Atlanta’s contemporary arts scene is thriving and this is partially due to the spirit of innovation evidenced by the explosion of new arts organizations, collectives, institutions and funding sources. This panel will allow the public to hear from some of these new organizations and learn about their programs, their vision and why they believe Atlanta is the ‘Silicon Valley’ of creative start-ups.

What is ELEVATE?

Hosted annually in downtown Atlanta, ELEVATE exhibits large scale public artwork and offers performance, educational opportunities and cultural experiences free to the public with the mission of instigating positive urban growth.  The curator for ELEVATE 2015 is visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou.

The goal of the this year’s event will be to generate a heightened sense of pride in the city of Atlanta and what it offers to the nation and the world. Operating under the theme F(orever) I L(ove) A(tl) – F.I.L.A., a 9-day celebration of what makes Atlanta unique and special through visual art, performances and events that showcase Atlanta – past, present and future.  Inspired by its rise from the ashes of Sherman’s war campaign, Atlanta is represented by the phoenix. Today, she continues to reinvent herself. ELEVATE 2015 is a celebration of Atlanta, where she’s been, where she is now and where she is going!