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Art, Music, & Pop Culture Events

Open Engagement: Place and Revolution
Host: Open Engagement
Dates: April 17-19, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
The conference will bring an international focus and perspective to the creative work that is taking place in the local Pittsburgh community. Open Engagement will highlight local artists and organizations through series of micro-boosting grants for projects that will be activated throughout the city.

What is the role of artists in defining place and creating change in the world? How are artists working in communities today? Open Engagement 2015 features keynote presenters Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses and Emily Jacir and focuses on the theme of Place and Revolution. The keynote speakers will bring together international perspectives on locality and change that will include artists’ role in the creative revitalization of communities, to their role in global transformation.

Allied Media Conference
Host: Allied Media Projects
Dates: June 18 – 21, 2015
Location: Detroit, MI
At the AMC, we understand media as any way in which we communicate with the world, from zines to breakdancing, to designing neighborhood-based communications infrastructure. We share and create media that exposes, investigates, heals, builds confidence and radical hope, incites dialogue and debate. We demystify technology, not only learning how to use it, but how to design and build our own.  In doing so, we redefine technology’s role and impact in our lives. The AMC creates learning environments for all ages and skill levels, including hands-on workshops, strategy sessions, presentations and performances.

Dhaka Art Summit
Host: Samdani Art Foundation
Date: 5-8th Feb, 2016
Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Samdani Art Foundation announces the third edition of the Dhaka Art Summit from February 5 to 8, 2016, a pioneering research and exhibition platform for South Asian art that brings together artists, curators, museums, scholars, and visitors from across Bangladesh and the world to discover institutional quality works in a non-commercial environment. The 2014 edition welcomed over 70,000 visitors over three days and registered as one of the most important events in the South Asia region. Projects from the 2014 Dhaka Art Summit have since traveled to the Berlin Biennale, the Queens Museum, NYU Abu Dhabi, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and the Kunsthalle Basel.