Open Dialogue 2010

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Building the 21st Century Agenda for Cultural Democracy

Open Dialogue 2010 is a unique space to discuss issues, challenges, successes, and perspectives of arts organizations and artists in communities of color.

The symposium is presented by The Association of American Cultures (TAAC), celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2010. TAAC invites leaders both established and emerging to formulate action agendas promoting equity in cultural policy making, funding, and leadership in the 21st Century.

Up to three hundred people are expected to attend Open Dialogue 2010. Arts administrators, individual and teaching artists, arts educators, board members, funding and governmental agencies, and cultural policy advocates and more are welcome. Participants come from communities across the country and abroad, from varied arts backgrounds, ethnicities, and levels of experience. 

Hosted by the Illinois Arts Council in partnership with ArtsMidwest, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Joyce Foundation.

Additional Supporters:

Americans for the Arts
The Boeing Company
Chicago Community Trust
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
National Museum of Mexican Art
Ohio Arts Council
Washington State Arts Commission
Western States Arts Federation

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Open Dialogue 2010 will begin on Thursday, August 12, 2010 with a networking event Thursday evening; Friday, August 13, 2010 will continue with presentations, sessions; and Saturday, August 14, 2010 will conclude with a keynote speaker and lunch. For more information and to register, visit


Scholarships are now available through the Illinois Arts Council in collaboration with Arts Midwest for artists and nonprofit organizations from Illinois seeking to attend The Association of American Cultures (TAAC) Open Dialogue XII. 

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