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Historic Theaters Conference

Community Hubs, Improving the Arts & Quality of Place

August 10, 2017 · 12:00 PM – Aug 11, 2017 · 12:00 PM

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Historic Theaters are the hubs of smaller communities. Too often they are neglected or don't have enough programming to sustain them. The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in partnership with the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Arkansas Arts Council is working to change that. Join us for sessions on programming your historic theater, fundraising, marketing, historic building issues and more. Meet with your peers from across the state and learn what the other 22 historic theaters in the state are doing to keep arts, history and quality of place alive! 

Conference Agenda

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Day 1

11:00 AM - Registration

11:45 AM - Lunch is Served

12:00 PM - Welcome

Dr. Marta Loyd, Executive Director, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Stacy Hurst, Director, Department of Arkansas Heritage

Keynote Speaker Introductions

12:15 - Keynote 

1:30 - Q&A

2:00 - Break

2:15 - Group Introductions & Updates 

3:30 - Break

3:45 - Breakout Sessions 

  1. Local Arts & Live Music Program 
  2. Programming Your Theater with Theatre 

4:45 - Report Out

5:30 - Dismiss

6:00 - Reception – Studio

7:00 - Dinner – Show Barn Hall

Dinner Speaker 

8:00 - Reception II

Friday, August 11, 2017 

Day 2

8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:45 AM - Breakfast Speakers

Marian Boyd, Interim Director, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Patrick Ralston, Director, Arkansas Arts Council 

9:30 AM - Break

9:45 AM - Breakout Sessions

  • Demystifying the National Register of Historic Places/Dealing with Historic Buildings
  • Arts Beyond the Normal

10:45 AM - Break – Travel to Morrilton Rialto

11:15 AM - Session II 

12:00 PM - Lunch 

12:30 PM - Closing

1:00 PM - Dismiss

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