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UIS is host site for conference on election’s impact on arts policy

October 27, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Area residents interested in the impact that the 2004 elections will have on the arts can attend “Post-election Analysis: Impact on Public Arts Policy,” an audio-conference broadcast from Washington, D.C., and hosted locally by the Community Arts Management concentration at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  The conference will be heard on the UIS campus from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (CST) on Friday, November 5, in Brookens 141A, located on the lower level of Brookens Library, in the Office of Educational Technology. The program is free and open to the public.

Related Links

Americans for the Arts  Website
CAM Concentration Website

A combination of government agencies, private businesses, and the nonprofit sector provides an infrastructure for the arts in this country that has importance for economic vitality and cultural well-being at many levels. This moderated, interactive, live audio-conference will examine election results and their implications for arts funding and policy.  Hosts for the discussion will be Americans for the Arts staff -- including Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO; Nina Ozlu, vice president of government and public affairs; and other members of the organization’s Government Affairs team -- who will present a short analysis of election results and open the conversation to audience participation in a question-and-answer session.

The conference link in Springfield is made possible by the Community Arts Management Program Fund, a contributed fund of the U of I Foundation. Community Arts Management is a concentration within UIS’ graduate-level Department of Public Administration.

Americans for the Arts is a leading nonprofit organization that, for more than 40 years, has represented and served local communities and worked to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

UIS’ master’s degree program in Public Administration with a concentration in Community Arts Management provides students with skills and education in leadership, management, and planning pertinent to public and nonprofit arts organizations, with a focus on the role of art in communities.

For more information, contact Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf, assistant professor of Public Administration and coordinator of the CAM concentration, by phone at 206-7373 or by e-mail at Frost-kumpf.hilary@uis.edu.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.