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

Nightmare on Panel Street

Tuesday, October 15, 2:00pm – 3:20pm


Organized and moderated by Emilya Cachapero, director of Artistic and International Programs, Theatre Communications Group.

Presented by Pam Breaux, president & CEO, NASAA; Jordan Baylon, Artist, Arts Equity/Social Justice Futurist & Kapwa Community Builder; Jane Preston, deputy director, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA); Kathy Hsieh, cultural partnerships & grants manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture; Moira Brennan, executive director, MAP Fund; Tariana Navas-Nieves, director of Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues; and Eleanor Savage, senior program officer, The Jerome Foundation.

You are trapped in a windowless room facilitating a meeting with six other strangers: Freddy tells jokes at your expense; Kristen is using offensive language; Joey will only support people he knows; Nancy doesn’t see color; Taryn interrupts and disrupts; and Kinkaid hasn’t read all the applications. Are they all evil entities there to cause panic and fear or is there a way out? Bring your nightmare stories, and using strategies in “Re-Tool: Equity in the Panel Process,” you will problem-solve peer-to-peer to diagnose the situation and utilize tools to counter challenging panel situations. The cohort of 12 GIA members from across the US and Canada will share insights gleaned from deep inquiry into the panel process.