SXgood Lab: Arts + Impact
Tuesday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Palm Door on Sixth
508 E 6th St
Thousands of arts and culture organizations make a positive impact on their communities every day. How does this work happen and what is best way for an organization to unlock its potential to do good? Leaders from innovative arts and culture organizations from across the country will share their work and new ideas with you.
This Arts + Impact Lab is a complement to the SXgood Stories: Arts + Impact session. The lab offers attendees the opportunity to explore the current state of arts and creativity in the US and its future potential in more depth with the Storytellers.
This event is part of the SXgood Hub, a creative content venue that is curated and produced by SXSW Eco. Learn more and see the Hub’s full schedule of events here.
Adam operates in the intersection of art, science, design, and education to lead projects that improve urban life globally. He has spent the past 10 years creating novel solutions to civic problems...Show the rest
Adam operates in the intersection of art, science, design, and education to lead projects that improve urban life globally. He has spent the past 10 years creating novel solutions to civic problems through his work at Rebar Group and the Exploratorium. He has led workshops all over the world on inquiry-based education and lectures extensively on the merits of holistic urban experience design. In addition, as a key member of the newly formed Exploratorium Studio for Public Spaces, he has led a suite of projects that apply the Exploratorium’s unique design process to cities, parks, libraries, transit centers and more. Adam has collaborated with world class partners from public, private and the non-profit fields including the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Innovation, San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Rec and Park, Peter Walker Landscape Architecture, Moshe Safdie Architects, Biomimicry 3.8, National Parks Service, Facebook, Google, and many others.Hide the rest
Anya Sirota is an interdisciplinary designer. She creates scenographies, architectural installations and experimental environments. As principal of Akoaki, and co founder of the Detroit based resea...Show the rest
Anya Sirota is an interdisciplinary designer. She creates scenographies, architectural installations and experimental environments. As principal of Akoaki, and co founder of the Detroit based research and urban intervention platform, the Metropolitan Observatory of Digital Culture and Representation (MODCaR), Anya works on projects that use cultural production to create impact on public space and perception. The work, ranging from pop up film festivals to illicit galleries on industrial rooftops to Afrofuturist neighborhood stage props, has received recognition in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Anya helped launch the ONE Mile project in Detroit’s North End. The collaborative effort combines design and performance to activate a mile long stretch of a legendary musical district. She holds a degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and teaches architecture at the University of Michigan.Hide the rest
Dir of Music Culture
Detroit Afrikan Music Institution
For the past 5 years, BRYCE DETROIT has led an intergenerational charge to “bridge the gap” between Detroit’s legendary musical pioneers and the city’s young emergent innovators. In 2012, BRYCE DET...Show the rest
For the past 5 years, BRYCE DETROIT has led an intergenerational charge to “bridge the gap” between Detroit’s legendary musical pioneers and the city’s young emergent innovators. In 2012, BRYCE DETROIT teamed with legendary Motown arranger Paul Riser to co-direct and host the Red Bull Music Academy presents Motown to New York City: Paul Riser & Friends w/Young Guru.
In 2014, he produced the ONE MILE Mothership Launch: Legacy of Funk concert with funk legend Carl ‘Butch’ Jones, bringing together four generations of Parliament-Funkadelic alumni. In 2015 he produced the Apex of Funk, reactivating the historic Apex Bar with world-class live music for the first time in nearly two decades.
Bryce Detroit is the evolutionary emcee and pioneer of Entertainment Justice and 21stCenturyHipHop. As a culture creator, he is a national award-winning music producer and curator. As co-founder of Detroit Afrikan Music Institution, he uses entertainment arts and community cultural legacies to promote new Afrikan and Indigenous narratives, cultural literacies, and new cooperative music economies.
He grows intersectional communities as Director of Cultural Programming for Center for Community Based Enterprise Detroit, Director of Commons Relations for East Michigan Environmental Action Council, and as a founding member of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition and Detroit Future Youth Network.Hide the rest
Dir of Creative Industries
Creative Many Michigan
Cézanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, is responsible for co-leading the design and implementation of Creative Many’s creative industries research, reporting and supporting efforts to de...Show the rest
Cézanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, is responsible for co-leading the design and implementation of Creative Many’s creative industries research, reporting and supporting efforts to define public policy strategies, sector supports and investment priorities. Charles directs Creative Many’s statewide programs providing the knowledge, networks and advocacy needed to help empower the practices of artists, designers, makers and creative technologists within the state. She is also a member of the Creative Economy Coalition of the National Creativity Network engaged in the development of a creative economy public policy agenda for the US and North America. She joined Creative Many in 2008.
Charles also co-directs rootoftwo, LLC, a hybrid design studio founded with John Marshall in 1998. rootoftwo, based in metro Detroit, makes hybrid design projects, social objects, experiences and works for the public realm – typically at the scale of devices, furniture or small buildings – to encourage interaction and engagement. Their experimental objects and experiences attempt to disrupt and expose existing systems of social behavior through humor, play, interaction and participation. Recent project, Whithervanes – commissioned by The Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2014 was featured in Wired, Dezeen, and Fast Company. The duo were also part of the Detroit editorial and conceptual team for Near Future Lab’s “To Be Designed” Catalog. Their projects create a condition where we can perceive ourselves; the here and now; and perhaps the future, differently. http://www.rootoftwo.comHide the rest
Dir of Design Programs
National Endowment for the Arts
Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town an...Show the rest
Jason Schupbach is the Director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees all design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA's Federal agency collaborations. Previous to his current position, Jason served Governor Patrick of Massachusetts as the Creative Economy Director, tasked with growing creative and tech businesses in the state. He formerly was the Director of ArtistLink, a Ford Foundation funded initiative to stabilize and revitalize communities through the creation of affordable space and innovative environments for creatives. He has also worked for the Mayor of Chicago and New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. He has written extensively on the role of arts and design in making better communities, and his writing has been featured as a Best Idea of the Day by the Aspen Institute.Hide the rest
Americans For The Arts
Mara is the chief operating officer for Americans for the Arts and is responsible for the overall performance of the organization, working to ensure its resources are used effectively to accomplish...Show the rest
Mara is the chief operating officer for Americans for the Arts and is responsible for the overall performance of the organization, working to ensure its resources are used effectively to accomplish the organization’s complex strategic plan. Mara has developed programming to meet the needs of a growing constituency of organizations and individuals committed to using the arts to impact communities and lives. She was instrumental in the merger of the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies and American Council for the Arts that led to the formation of Americans for the Arts and has played an active role in other partnerships and mergers that have grown the organization’s reach. Mara, a native New Yorker, has worked in arts administration for more than 25 years at a variety of theater companies and arts organizations nationwide. She holds a B.A. in theatre and an MFA in theatre management.Hide the rest