The Theme of the conference is:
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
THE 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF FINE ARTS DEANS
The session Carol Reese and Scott Ruff will participate in is entitled:
Focus on the Recovery and Renaissance:
HOW THE ARTS PLAYED A ROLE IN THE REVITALIZATION
OF NEW ORLEANS, AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA
Each will present their individual engagement in the active recovery of the city of New Orleans through the arts/ architecture, in multiple roles as academics, community activists, citizens and producers.
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Info on ICFAD…
ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of arts units. Founded in 1964, the ICFAD membership is comprised of over 400 arts deans throughout North America and around the world. ICFAD is the only organization focusing exclusively on issues that impact all creative units in higher education including fine and performing arts, arts education, art history, architecture and communication.
ICFAD works to provide a foundation that allows arts adm-inistrators to do their job better and to expand their circle of contacts with people who share or common challenges and experiences.
ICFAD helps train new deans and hone the talents of those who will be rising into leadership. Likewise, many annual conference sessions provide direct help, training, and advice on issues that are faced by all: advocacy, fundraising, personnel review, and leadership vision, just to name a few.
ICFAD's international efforts are also expanding and its upcoming events will focus increasingly on innovative international programs and exchanges. In addition, a summer international symposium, which focuses on specific international arts issues, is held every three years with the most recent program being held in Florence, Italy in 2011.
Designated by the City of New Orleans as its Official Arts Agency, the Arts Council of New Orleans is an advocate, a convener, and an investor in the arts and culture of the greater New Orleans region.