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Arizona Mexico Arts Administrators Exchange


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This is a powerpoint about a recent arts administrators exchange between Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts in cooperation with the Arizona Mexico …

This is a powerpoint about a recent arts administrators exchange between Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts in cooperation with the Arizona Mexico Commission

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  • 1.
    • Arizona Mexico Commission
    • Arts Administrators Exchange
    • Program 2008
  • 2.
    • The Arizona Mexico Commissions mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the residents of Arizona through a strong cooperative relationship with Mexico and Latin America through advocacy, trade, networking and information.
  • 3.
    • The Arizona Commission on the Arts in conjunction with the Arizona Mexico Commission and the Instituto de Sonorense de Cultura was proud to offer an exchange program for 7 arts and cultural administrators. This initiative built capacity of Arizona’s professional arts administrators through a 5-day interactive meeting with their counterparts in Sonora, Mexico.
  • 4.
    • The experience gave arts administrators the tools to organize, plan, and sustain their careers, as well as strengthen their professional ties.
    • The goal of this experience was to provide participants networking, professional development and a cultural understanding of the work in Sonora, Mexico.
  • 5.
    • Seven administrators from Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, and Chandler participated in the first part of a two part exchange with their counterparts in Sonora, Mexico.
  • 6.
    • Barclay Goldsmith , Producing Artistic Director
    • Borderlands Theatre, Tucson
    • Barclay produces theatre that reflects the cultural diversity and racial diversity of the Southwest Border region. He is in charge of the artistic and administrative activities of the company.
  • 7.
    • Reuben Roqueni , Grants Program Manager
    • Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson
    • Reuben manages the grant programs for organizations, artists, and schools.
  • 8.
    • Eileen Bagnall , Accessibility Coordinator
    • ARTability, Phoenix and Tucson
    • Eileen is the staff for ARTability, the state’s leading arts service organization in accessibility compliance. She is also the accessibility coordinator for the Arizona Theatre Company.
  • 9.
    • Donna Valdes , Executive Director
    • Xico, Inc., Phoenix
    • Xico Inc. is a multidisciplinary arts organization that was created in 1975 by a group of local Chicano and Native American artists. Donna manages all administrative and program activities for the organization.
  • 10.
    • Laura Matzer , Curator of Education
    • Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa
    • The Arizona Museum for Youth inspires children of all ages to view the world differently through art, creativity and imagination. Laura manages all education programs for the museum.
  • 11.
    • Mia Hansen , President
    • Cultural Exchange Council, Tucson
    • Mia manages the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, celebrating Southern Arizona’s folk and ethnic communities
  • 12.
    • Jose Gibran Villalobos , Collections and Exhibits Coordinator
    • City of Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale
    • Gibran, a member of the Emerging Leaders program works with the City of Glendale Arts Commission’s public art program.
  • 13.
    • The group visited local landmarks, theatres, galleries, the University, museums, and observed young peoples classes in the arts.
    • During a visit to the Governor’s Palace, we were greeted warmly by Sonora Governor Eduardo Bours.
  • 14.
    • Out of the exchange came a number of tangible items; a tour of Borderlands Theatre from Tucson to Hermosillo and a possible exhibition of photographs from Mexico in Glendale.
    • We will host our Sonoran counterparts in Tucson and Phoenix in the spring
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • The exchange was an incredible success, it is our hope to repeat it annually.
    • All the participants gained a new view of the arts in Mexico and learned new ways of increasing participation and growing audiences
  • 17.
    • Greetings from Sonora, Mexico