Susan Fox Speaks about Participatory PopUp Outside Performance Space 02/15 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Performing Arts Podcasts:
Susan Fox Culture Coach programmer, curator of Intersections series, and Nonprofit Partnership Developer with the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium. Talks about her vision for the 'The Culture Coach', a traveling pop-up stage, which brings music and hands-on art experiences to parks clustered on the South and West sides of Chicago.
The mission of the Culture Coach is to bring live music and the arts to our city's neighborhoods so that all are able to participate as audience or actors in these activities without regard to economic status or where they live. The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is a new partnership of nonprofit presenting organizations (Madison Music Collective, Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison Jazz Society, and Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival), educators (UW School of Music, Madison Metropolitan School District Fine Arts Office, and Madison Jazz Jam), and WORT-FM, with additional support from the Jazz Institute of Chicago and local media (Isthmus and Capital City Hues).
Working together, these partners will pursue five common goals aimed at creating a more vibrant and sustainable local jazz scene: This Spring, the Consortium members will also complete a strategic plan that identifies a set of high-priority initiatives to further strengthen Greater Madison's jazz scene in the coming years.
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