MFA21 Summary Project Presentations

On Saturday, June 12, 2021 the MFA Class of 2021 offered Virtual Summary Project Presentations. Through applied research methods, each Summary Project was 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.

2021 Summary Project Presentation Program

8:45am Welcome & Embodied Exercise  
Margins as Center
9:00am Peggy Rooke
Storytelling and Naming as Resistance - Centering Women's Voices and Embodied Knowledge
9:30am Amanda Feng
Art and Cultural Exchange: How to Tell Another Side of Stories as an Asian Female Arts Leader
10:00am Ashley Marshall
What is the Seattle sound? Examining Seattle's Relationship with Black Music and Black Musicians
10:30am Cay Lane Wren
The Museum as Monolith: A Critical Examination of the Modern Museum’s Cultural Positionality and the Ethical Implications of Deaccessioning
11:00am Break
Virtual Innovations
11:15am Jared Giammanco
Our Art’s Economy is Scuffed: Rather than waiting for a miracle in technology, art will be the miracle technology has been waiting for
11:45am Brittany Wu
Convergency of Diasporas: Asian Diasporic Art and Virtual Art Space
12:15pm Kevin Vortmann
The Show is Not Enough: How Continued Virtual-Practice Can Sustain and Uplift Live In-Person Theatre Performance
12:45pm Lunch    
Theater as Reimagination  
1:30pm Dana Winter
Birds On Fire: Community Growth and Reconnection Via a Re-Generative Theatre Ensemble
2:00pm Sophie Lederman
Educators Embody Change (EEC): A Development of Mind and Body Work to Support Educators in Their Lives and in Their Classrooms
2:30pm Buddy Todd
The Audition: Transforming Process with Empathy and Inclusiveness
3:00pm Break    
Public as the Arts  
3:15pm Tanya Sharp
The ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Gender-Based Violence (GBV): Activism Art Raises Awareness about GBV During a Global Crisis
3:45pm Liz Houlton
How to Snag a Corporate Partnership in 10 Days: a strategy guidebook for mid-sized performing arts organizations soliciting corporate support
4:15pm Danielle McClune
The Arts Permanency Project: A Blueprint
4:45pm Closing Remarks and Thank You's