Creating space for the arts

Arts & Culture Summit 2
Creating space for the arts

Please join us on September 23, 2017 for an important conversation about the future of the arts in Vancouver and Clark County.

In March of 2012, we held the first Clark County Arts and Culture Summit, a gathering of arts organizations, business leaders, local representatives, and individuals who want to see the arts thrive in our community. Now, five years later, we are holding a second summit, focused on generating ideas and momentum to create much-needed spaces for arts and culture activities in Vancouver.

We are very pleased to have as our facilitator, Kris Tucker, former Executive Director of Washington State Arts Commission, Chair of Olympia Artspace Alliance, and Arts Consultant for Fort Worden Public Development Authority

Arts & Culture Summit 2: Creating space for the arts

Artillery Barracks
Vancouver National Historic Reserve
600 East Hathaway Road
Vancouver, WA 98661

8 a.m. – 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017


For more information, please contact Annie Davern or Karen Madsen.


8:00 – 8:30 – Check-in, get acquainted, coffee and morning refreshments

8:30 – 10:00 – Opening session:

  • Kris Tucker (2 min.): Welcome everyone and introduce speakers.
  • TBD City representative (3 min.): Welcome remarks, excitement about the future, perfect timing with the revision of the City’s arts and culture policy. Larry Kirkland public art and Charles Stone lighting designer will transform Vancouver’s waterfront, etc.
  • Kris Tucker (45 min.): Set our challenge for the day. Why we are here? What don’t we know? What do we want? How can we get there? Explain and introduce the PechaKucha format and presenters.
  • PechaKucha presentations (40 min.): Six-minute, 20-slide presentations by panel of six people representing Vancouver National Historic Trust, National Park Service, Port of Vancouver, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Schools, and Arts of Clark County.
  • Kris Tucker: Directs summit participants to panel discussion rooms and explain purpose of panels.

10:00 – 10:15 – BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 – Concurrent panels:

  • Panel #1: Performing Arts — Creating a community-centric performing arts center. Moderator: Temple Lentz, Partner, High Five Media. Panelists: (TBD)
  • Panel #2: Visual Arts — Developing an art center with space for classes, exhibits and possibly live/work artist units. Moderator: Stacey Graham, Board Chair, Fort Vancouver National Trust. Panelists: (TBD)
  • Panel #3: Development Opportunities — Assessing real opportunities in Vancouver to create economically sustainable arts-related projects involving both new construction and adaptive reuse.. Moderator: Ethan Seltzer, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University. Panelists: (TBD)

11:45 – 12:00 – BREAK

12:00 -12:30 – Recap of panel discussions:

  • Each moderator will share a recap of their panel with all summit attendees. (10 min. per panel)

12:30 – 1:30 – LUNCH (box lunch provided), idea generation exercise

1:30 – 4:00 – Concurrent workshops (with mid-point check-ins from Kris Tucker around 2:30 – 3:00)

  • Performing Arts: Moving forward and next steps
  • Visual Arts: Moving forward and next steps
  • Development Opportunities: Moving forward and next steps

4:00 – 4:15 – BREAK

4:15 – 5:00 – Re-group

  • Sharing of commitments that resulted from the workshops, announcement of prizes/raffle winners

5:00 – 6:30 – Social time/wine and hors d’oeuvres