Arkansans for the Arts announced that the opportunity to participate in the Arts + Tech survey connecting artists and arts advocates to the Legislative Arts and Technology Boot Camp has been extended in response to high engagement and interest.
The creative economy will thrive at the intersection of art and technology. The Legislative Art and Technology Boot Camp, created by Act 577, is an exploration of who is currently working in the disciplines of art and technology, it is a dream for the future, and a road map for how to get there.
The survey is the first step in locating the people and organizations in the arts, technology, and intersections in those fields. The definition of Arts and Technology is broad: for example, creativity-reliant industries from culinary arts to welders might be included if participants use their creativity to develop a product. Technology will range from retail websites and digital communications to coding, gaming, 3D modeling, and beyond.
This short survey will connect you with the project:
The Arkansas Legislative Art & Technology Boot Camp team and Arkansans for the Arts are partnering on this endeavor. If you, or someone you know, is working in art and technology or a creativity-reliant field, please share this survey link: https://www.votervoice.net/ARARTS/Surveys/6965/Respond
Questions and comments may be directed to Dr. Lenore Shoults.
At the ACS, we believe that if we provide filmmakers an arena to exhibit their talents, and film enthusiasts a healthy diet of quality programming, we can inspire more Arkansans to make and watch more films. By supporting filmmakers, festivals, theaters and young people interested in filmmaking throughout the state, we hope to create statewide network, pool Arkansas’s resources and be an umbrella organization that feeds all things film. We believe a rising tide lifts all boats.
To be a filmmaker, we have to connect to create. A painter needs a brush, paint and a canvas. A director needs a writer, a cinematographer, a sound mixer, production designer, editor, actors, distributors, and an audience. We cannot do it alone. This art form forces one to collaborate and thus, creates jobs. Filmmaking is unique in the arts in this way. It takes an army.