Advancing Equity in Arts Education Summit, September 16, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, SOMArts will host a day-long summit focused on advancing equity in arts education in conjunction with the Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition. Featuring interactive panel discussions and live performances, the summit will bring together emerging artists, students, educators and arts administrators to discuss how arts education can better prepare and equip all students for future careers in the arts.

Join the conversation to advance equity in the arts and help innovate solutions to create more sustainable and accessible opportunities for Bay Area artists. RSVP for free to let us know you’ll be there!

Summit Agenda:
1:00–1:30 pm: Gathering & Welcome
1:45–2:45 pm: Panel A – Access to Higher Arts Education
1:45–2:45 pm: Panels B – Students of Color Experience in Higher Arts Education
2:45–3:00 pm: Break
3:00–4:00 pm: Panel C – Post Graduation Resources and Support
4:00–5:00 pm: Happy hour

Panelists include:
Kimberly Arteche, Artist & curator
Michele Carlson, Art Practical
Kevin Chen, Artist & Curator
Troy Chew, CCA
Kira Dominguez Hultgren, CCA
Chris Marin, CCA
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, Emerging Arts Professionals
Amber Imrie-Situnayake, Stanford University
Lauren Jade Szabo, SFAI
Keith Secola, SFAI
Evelyn Thorne, The Center for Art & Public Life, CCA
Leila Weefur, Artist & Curator

2017 Murphy & Cadogan Awardees & Exhibiting Artists

Cadogan Scholarships
Emily Budd, California College of the Arts
Rafael Bustillos, San Francisco Art Institute
Amy Cella, San Francisco State University
Troy Chew, California College of the Arts
Kira Dominguez Hultgren, California College of the Arts
Abigail Gregg, San Francisco Art Institute
Keyvan Heydari Shovir, California College of the Arts
Amber Imrie-Situnayake, Stanford University
Christopher Marin, California College of the Arts
Nick Mittelstead, San Francisco Art Institute
Natani Notah, Stanford University
Gianna Paniagua, California College of the Arts
Hannah Perrine Mode, Mills College
Nancy Sayavong, UC Berkeley
Keith Secola, California College of the Arts
Lauren Szabo, San Francisco Art Institute
Victor Yañez-Lazcano, Stanford University

Murphy Award
Sherwin Rio, San Francisco Art Institute

The exhibition and all accompanying events are free to attend and take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th) in San Francisco, CA.

The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition
September 7–29, 2017
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm & Saturday, 12–5pm

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, September 7, 6:30–9pm, ceremony at 7pm