Arizona Mexico Arts Administrators Exchange


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Arizona Mexico Arts Administrators Exchange

  1. 1. <ul><li>Arizona Mexico Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Administrators Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Program 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The experience gave arts administrators the tools to organize, plan, and sustain their careers, as well as strengthen their professional ties. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this experience was to provide participants networking, professional development and a cultural understanding of the work in Sonora, Mexico. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Barclay Goldsmith , Producing Artistic Director </li></ul><ul><li>Borderlands Theatre, Tucson </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Reuben Roqueni , Grants Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson </li></ul><ul><li>Reuben manages the grant programs for organizations, artists, and schools. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Eileen Bagnall , Accessibility Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>ARTability, Phoenix and Tucson </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Donna Valdes , Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Xico, Inc., Phoenix </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Laura Matzer , Curator of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mia Hansen , President </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Exchange Council, Tucson </li></ul><ul><li>Mia manages the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, celebrating Southern Arizona’s folk and ethnic communities </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Jose Gibran Villalobos , Collections and Exhibits Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>City of Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale </li></ul><ul><li>Gibran, a member of the Emerging Leaders program works with the City of Glendale Arts Commission’s public art program. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The group visited local landmarks, theatres, galleries, the University, museums, and observed young peoples classes in the arts. </li></ul><ul><li>During a visit to the Governor’s Palace, we were greeted warmly by Sonora Governor Eduardo Bours. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>We will host our Sonoran counterparts in Tucson and Phoenix in the spring </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>The exchange was an incredible success, it is our hope to repeat it annually. </li></ul><ul><li>All the participants gained a new view of the arts in Mexico and learned new ways of increasing participation and growing audiences </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Greetings from Sonora, Mexico </li></ul>