2019 GIA Conference
Cultural Intersections
Denver, CO  |  October 13–16

Leading from the South

Research report back and lessons for the national field

Monday, October 14, 10:00am – 11:30am


Organized and moderated by Maria Cherry Rangel, director of Strategic Initiatives, Foundation for Louisiana.

Presented by Ron Ragin, director, Ron Ragin Cultural Projects; Savannah Barrett, director of Programs, Art of the Rural; and Sage Crump, LANE manager, National Performance Network.

Rich with learnings for the national field, this session will serve as a report back on a body of research conducted by Maria Cherry Rangel and Ron Ragin. The report documents artistic and cultural practice, infrastructure, and philanthropic giving trends in the U.S. South, while illuminating the incredible ways that Southern artists and cultural workers create and share work and sustain communities. This session will also provide an opportunity for the field to learn how to best resource Southern arts and culture, while also offering lessons for other regions relevant to this political moment.