Are the arts and humanities in crisis? What do financial cuts ultimately mean for arts and humanities institutions and their publics? What role should governments play in supporting the arts and humanities? What does the future look like for arts and humanities in this country and around the world? What functions do the arts and humanities provide in sustaining a democratic society?
This roundtable will discuss these and many other questions in this can’t-miss event featuring several of central Indiana’s leaders in the arts and humanities.
Keira Amstutz is the President and CEO of Indiana Humanities.
Dr. William Blomquist is the Dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Dr. John Dichtl is the Executive Director of the National Council on Public History and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in History in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Dr. Valerie Eickmeier is the Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design.
Dr. Jonathan Elmer is the Director of the College of Arts and Humanities Institute and a Professor of English at IU Bloomington.
David Lawrence is the President and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.