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Workshop: Arts, Culture and Tourism w/ Dr. Judith Marcuse
February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Dr. Judith Marcuse, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and Founder/Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change for an informative, critical, and engaging conversation. She will facilitate an invigorating discussion on how the arts & culture sector can sustainably participate and find economic opportunity within the tourism sector.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for the arts and culture sector to have a difficult conversation with itself in order to better engage with new opportunities, such as those provided by the tourism sector.
The workshop audience is made up of diverse arts and culture producers, managers and planners, from across the sector and representing diverse Yukon communities. The discussions and activities will support the arts and culture sector to move forward with a collective or more united voice, while embracing diverse intentions and objectives of those individual producers, and Yukon’s diverse arts and culture organizations and businesses.
About Judith: “I am an artist (dancer, choreographer, director, producer) whose creative projects drew me increasingly to the emerging field of art for social change. Early choreographic work often explored social issues (e.g., women and feminism, social roles, consumerism). Later projects more explicitly explored similar issues: teen suicide (ICE: beyond cool); bullying and homophobia (Fire…Where’s there’s Smoke); and environmental issues (EARTH=home). The far-reaching social dimensions – and responsibilities – of this work brought me into contact and collaboration with a range of community groups, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in Canada and abroad. This led, in 2007, to a partnership between SFU and Judith Marcuse Projects and the establishment of the International Centre of Art for Social Change. Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of a five-year (2013-18), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded national research project, The first study of its kind in Canada, this SSHRC Partnership Grant is hosted by SFU and involves 25 researchers, six universities and 15 community partners”
This event is brought to you by N3, International Polar Research Network, Vancouver Island University, Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism, Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture.