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Maine International Conference on the Arts: 2016 Lewiston/Auburn
The Gendron Franco Center and the Bates Mill
Lewiston, ME
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Creativity. Industry. Art. Innovation.

Calling all artists, arts organizations, arts educators, cultural workers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs. Your participation in the second biennial Maine International Conference
on the Arts will put you on the leading edge of arts and culture.

Join us for one and a half days in Lewiston/Auburn, where traditional and new
communities have come together to extend a long history of creative innovation.

The conference opens the afternoon of Thursday, October 6 with three inspiring pre-conference sessions; an opening reception keynote and pop-up performances at the Gendron Franco Center; and Celebrate L/A community tours and events.

Stay overnight to fully savor the industrial beauty, creativity, grit and diversity of Lewiston-Auburn by taking advantage of our discounted block of rooms at either the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Auburn, overlooking the mighty Androscoggin River; or the Hampton by Hilton in Lewiston. Both are within walking distance of conference events.

On Friday, gain an immersive experience into the history and raw muscularity of Maine's industrial creativity with a full day of events at the Bates Mill and Museum L/A.

* Two Inspiring Keynotes:

THURSDAY, OCT 6 at 5:30 p.m.: Crystal Williams, a poet, essayist, Vice President and professor at Bates College will speak on "Practical Approaches to Creating Impact: Getting to Cultural Equity." Louisiana's Pam Breaux, CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies will provide a brief "State of the States;" and Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and Maine's current National Heritage Fellow Theresa Secord will be on hand to welcome attendees

FRIDAY, OCT 7, registration opens at 7:00 a.m., programming begins at 7:45 am and continues until 5 p.m.: Sherry Wagner-Henry from the University of Wisconsin's Bolz Center for Arts Administration will deliver the lunchtime address. Plus:

* Five Maine Artists in an Idea Lab
* Twenty Breakout Sessions to Put Innovation into Practice
* Local Food & Drink Picks
* Exclusive Pop-up Performances
* New: Maine Craft Apprenticeships Exhibition

Learn. Network. Do. GET INSPIRED.

For schedule details and speaker bios, please go to WWW.MAINEARTS.COM/MICA.

Scroll down to register. Registration for full-time students is FREE. If you are a full-time student, please email for further details.
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The Gendron Franco Center and the Bates Mill (View)
35 Canal Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Maine Arts Commission
On BPT Since: Sep 10, 2015
Maine Arts Commission


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Oct 07, 2016 4:50 AM
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Oct 07, 2016 4:33 AM
Tilly L.
Maine Historical Society
Brunswick, ME United States
Oct 06, 2016 6:56 PM
Marydale A.
Island Institute
Union, ME United States
Oct 06, 2016 3:42 PM
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Oct 06, 2016 2:06 PM
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