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Critical Feedback: An Experiment in Five Acts

Monday, October 13, 9:50am – 10:50am

Room with a View

Organized by Peter Nesbett, Associate Director for Programs, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Moderated by Paula Marincola, Executive Director, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Presented by Ain Gordon, Playwright; and Peter Nesbett, Associate Director for Programs, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Artists and organizations tend to age into isolation, losing the feedback loops that are so critical to self-awareness. With this in mind, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage along with Obie-award-winning playwright Ain Gordon, designed An Experiment in Five Acts. Over a 15-month period, nine cultural practitioners from a variety of disciplines met tri-monthly for day-long sessions to discuss the artistic and programmatic challenges of being mid-career. Between sessions, participants were paired with a “thinking partner” or two of their own choosing — Vijay Iyer, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Lynne Cooke among them — for private, one-on-one conversations. Join us for candid assessment of the first year, and learn how we as funders can foster self-assessment in our communities.