MFA20 Summary Project Presentations

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On Saturday, June 13, join the MFA Class of 2020 for a day of Virtual Summary Project Presentations. Through applied research methods, each Summary Project is a culmination of a student's inquiry into an arts field of practice. Projects serve as a representation of students' pursuit of arts leadership through an intersectional lens towards equity, empathy, and value.

Each presentation is 20 minutes long. This event is free and open to the public. View the schedule of presentations below and register individually for each presentation you would like to attend to receive the Zoom link.

2020 Summary Project Presentation Program FINAL (PDF)

Arts Leadership Virtual Events Zoom Protocol

Mute your microphone during presentations:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click the “mute”/microphone icon so that a slash appears 

Video may be on or off; if you do not wish to be on video:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click the “start video”/camera icon so that a slash appears

During the Q&A, Raise your hand:

  • Navigate to the bottom of your screen
  • Click “Participants”
  • In the pop-up window select “Raise Hand”
  • Ask your question out loud when you are prompted
  • Remember to unmute!

If you cannot raise your hand, type your questions into the chat:

  • Click “chat” and type your question

Hateful language of any kind will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the presentations.

Creativity, Audience, and Place
8:45am Katrina Fasulo Welcome
Opera Under Reconstruction:
Strategic Responses for Audience Engagement in 2020
9:30am Grace Lansing Centering Cultural Value:
Contextualizing the Development of a Cultural Arts Plan for the City of Tumwater
10:00am Leah Erickson Webster        Viral Sensations:
American Neo-Burlesque Re-Explored in a Hotspot
10:30am Erin Burrows Building on a Proud Tradition:
Mapping Cultural Histories and Artist Networks in Bremerton, WA
11:00am Break
Arts Policy, (In)Equities, and Growth
11:15am Tyson Walker Rethinking STE[Arts]M Through Creative Placemaking:
A Strategic Growth Strategy for a More Viable Future
11:45am Rachel Ballister Inequity in the Arts:
The Democratization of Culture in Tax-exemption Policy
12:15pm Lunch  
Aesthetic Engagement Across the Rural and Urban
1:00pm Paige Petrangelo A New Seattle Sound:
How Community Investment in Touring Music Can Incite Sustainability Through Reciprocity
1:30pm Andrea Ashton Public Works:
Extending the Locale Through Communities of Practice
2:00pm Kaelyn McGowen Nevada Neon Nights:
The Story of the Neon Bender and the Impact of Neon in Public Space
2:30pm Megan Torgerson Reframing Rural:
Rewriting the Narrative on Rural America Through Oral Storytelling
3:00pm Break  
Ethnographic Explorations: On Leadership and Possibilities
3:15pm Megan Dung Keep HEARTS Beating:
Unpacking Founder's Syndrome in Modern Day Hawaii
3:45pm Sadiqua Iman We Were Made for This:
Black Women Reshaping American Theatre
4:15pm Linnea Ingalls Visceral & Virtual:
Tensions of Grief and Discovery in Embodied Arts of the COVID-19 Era