Virtual MICA Schedule
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The Maine International Conference on the Arts is going VIRTUAL.

Join Maine's Creative Communities & Artists: Streaming LIVE

Tuesday, January 12, 2021. | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

Below is the schedule for the day’s sessions. To join any session, simply click on the name of the session highlighted in blue at the corresponding time of the convening. All sessions are open to the public and free to attend. Each session will kick off with a performance spotlight featuring Maine artists. (Links to the performances are packaged within their respective session.)

Full Schedule

9 a.m. WELCOME | OPENING REMARKS - David Greenham, Maine Arts Commission Chair | Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine Poet Laureate

FIRST SESSIONS | 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Mindfulness & Meditation - John Stewart Performance Spotlight - Ashley Bryan

CreativeGround for Creative Communities - New England Foundation for the Arts | Performance Spotlight - Thornton Academy Dance Company

|10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK |

SECOND SESSIONS |10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Asking Through Adversity Matt Lehrman | Performance Spotlight - On The Road With Waterville Creates! - Costume Designer Travis Grant

Making Engaging Video Work Inside a Total Marketing Campaign - Hero Media Arts | Performance Spotlight - Palaver Strings at the Waldo Theatre 

|11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. BREAK |

VIDEO – Watch Maine Craft Apprentice Program – Tandem Glass

KEYNOTE |12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Building Resilience in An Age of Uncertainty for Artists & Arts Leaders - Beth Kanter | Performance Spotlight - Kenya Hall & Kafari at Peaks Island 

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Performance Spotlight - Maine Veteran PoetsJeffrey A. Morton COL, Valerie Lovelace, and Matthew Eichenlaub.

|1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. BREAK |

THIRD SESSIONS |1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m

Engaging Your Audience with Video Content - Moderated by Meg Shorette , featured panelists: Wesleigh Sterrs/Media Loma, Alex Steed/Knack Factory, and rapper SPOSE  Performance Spotlight - Skicin In You, Penobscot Nation on Indian Island

Technology Wellness During A Pandemic - Beth Kanter | Performance SpotlightBlessing of the Creatures

|2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. BREAK |

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FINAL SESSION | Creating Welcoming, Inclusive Arts Spaces - Moderated by Marty Pottenger, featured panelists Bridget Matros, Brigid Rankowski, Samuel James, Chris Newell, Nyamuon Nquany Machar (Moon) | Performance Spotlight - Michael O. 

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS | David Greenham, Maine Arts Commission Chair | Performance Spotlight - Mayo Street Arts presents "David's Voice" 

All Maine Arts Commission programs are accessible. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in any of these events please contact the Maine Arts Commission 207/287-6719.