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The Association of American Cultures (TAAC) Conference
OPEN DIALOGUE 13: PEOPLE, PLACES AND POLICY
AUGUST 2-4, 2013 IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Open Dialogue was presented by The Association of American Cultures (TAAC) and hosted by The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and invited leaders both established and emerging to formulate action-agendas promoting equity in cultural policy, funding and leadership in the 21st Century. At Open Dialogue 13 participants discussed policies and programs which individuals, organizations, foundations, and policy makers are encouraged to strategize and organize around in order to further advance cultural democracy and cultural equity platforms AND programs in today’s new era of change.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in partnership with RI Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), and Boston Foundation and others raised over $45,000 for scholarships to the Open Dialogue 13, People, Places and Policy conference. Additional Scholarships Sponsors included:  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Agency, and Aramark.

The Keynote Speaker for the TAAC’s Open Dialogue 13: People, Places and Policy was Rinku Sen. Ms. Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of Colorlines.com and a leading figure in the racial justice movement. For more information visit:  WWW.TAAC.COM and http://taac.com/open-dialogue/open-dialogue-xiii