Christeson Engages with Americans for the Arts and Beyond Housing | Webster University

Christeson Engages with Americans for the Arts and Beyond Housing

ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2019) – Later this month, School of Communications adjunct faculty member Con Christeson, along with two of her colleagues, will be presenting the training session, "Artists at the Community Development Table," in Oakland, CA. Forty-two arts agencies that have applied from around the country will be in attendance. The training session is presented in conjunction with Americans for the Arts.

Image from "Artists at the Community Table" training session In addition to the curriculum, Christeson .and her colleagues have developed a resource guide and a webinar for the event.

In spring 2020, the project will take on a new direction. Americans for the Arts will choose six additional communities. Christeson will  travel to three of those communities to work with the artists and creatives who live there.

Locally, Christeson will manage a team of artists.They will design a community engagement project for Beyond Housing, a nonprofit community development organization.Their 24:1 initiative focuses on North County and the 24 communities that comprise the Normandy School District.

The result of Christeson's project will be a 100-foot banner to be displayed on the 24:1 Cinema in Pagedale. The goal is to design and install the completed project by fall 2020.

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