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Pell Lecture 2024: Registration

20 Years Poster credit: Lois Harada

WHAT: The Department of Art, Culture and Tourism’s Pell Lecture Series, co-produced with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Performing Arts Department

THEME: “From Renaissance City to the Creative Capital: Making Good on a Promise”

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8:00 pm

WHERE: Liston Campus Auditorium, 1 Hilton St., Providence, RI 02905

Speakers: Lynne McCormack (former director of ACT, now head of RISCA), Harold Steward (NE Foundation for the Arts), Scott Hutcheson (Director of E Pluribus Unum, former Director of the New Orleans Office of Cultural Economy) in conversation with ACT Director, Joe Wilson, Jr.

COST: Free! Spaces are limited due to auditorium capacity so please RSVP through the registration form below

Program Overview:

This year we’re celebrating ACT’s 20th anniversary through our Pell Lecture. This year’s theme is “From Renaissance City to the Creative Capital: Making Good on a Promise”. Joe Wilson Jr. – as our newest leader – will be in conversation with the department’s first leader Lynne McCormack (former director of ACT, now head of RISCA), Harold Steward, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Scott Hutcheson, Director of E Pluribus Unum and former Director of The City of New Orleans Office of Cultural Economy. The conversation will focus on how art and culture become embedded in civic life and how we ensure our cities are places where artists can thrive.

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