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Road Maps: Equity and Engagement in the Arts with Theresa Hwang

  • Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S Virginia Street (map)

About the Workshop 

Learn how equitable outcomes can be incorporated into arts and culture projects through a series of case studies and hands-on activities. We will discuss shared definitions of equity and engagement, positionality and privilege, and how these concepts can be leveraged and applied in the field of arts, design, and creative placemaking. Participants will think through existing projects that they are currently working on and look for opportunities to incorporate new engagement strategies. 

About the Instructor:

Theresa Hwang is a community-engaged architect, educator, and facilitator. She is the founder of Department of Places, a participatory design and community engagement practice based in Los Angeles, CA. Theresa has spent over 13 years focused on equitable cultural and community development with multiple groups and campaigns. Her work has been featured in Architectural Record, The New York Times, Atlantic Cities, Al-Jazeera America and other media outlets. Theresa was recognized as one of Next City’s Urban Vanguards 2015. She holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

About Road Maps
Road Maps is an ongoing workshop series aimed at strengthening and elevating northern Nevada's arts and culture sector. Through topic-specific workshops, arts and culture leaders will gain a comprehensive set of tools, skills, and guidelines to help maximize their community impact. Series co-presented by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Reno Arts Consortium, Sierra Arts Foundation, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities, and Washoe County. 

Who Should Attend?
Road Maps is designed to meet the needs of all sizes and types of arts and culture non-profit organizations. Ideal attendees include executive staff, board members, and key volunteers.

Questions and Scholarships

A limited number of first come first served scholarships are available. 

Contact the Nevada Arts Council's Community Arts Development Program for more information.
Shoshana Zeldner: or 775.687.7119

Register here

Earlier Event: February 5
ACTIONN: Speaker's Bureau