Lincoln Center Activate: July 2020 Convening

Lincoln Center Activate, a new professional development initiative, kicked off July 21–24. With over 1700 registered participants, the opening virtual convening brought together teaching artists, educators, community artists, and arts leaders to build a global network that supports arts professionals in a changing landscape. Through dynamic speakers, innovative panels, immersive workshops, art making opportunities, and mentoring with experienced practitioners, participants honed their skills and developed their leadership potential amid a community of arts professionals. Offering year-round opportunities for engagement, Activate connects and inspires leaders in the education and community engagement fields to spark change in classrooms, communities, and beyond.

See below to learn more about the individual sessions of the kick-off convening and to stream select keynote lectures and panel discussions.


Workshop: Deepening Engagement with a Work of Art - Excerpts of Camille A. Brown’s ink

Lecture-Demonstration and Panel: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Visioning Lab: Boundaries and Pathways

Keynote lecture: Hope Boykin

Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) Awards

In Conversation with Dr. Christopher Emdin

Community Gathering: What can we accomplish together that we can’t alone?

Panel and Exploration of Education and Artistry in the Digital Space

Keynote lecture: Dr. Christopher Emdin

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