Creative Administration Research Summit Convening: June 2-4, 2022 Akron, OH

NCCAkron’s multi-year Creative Administration Research (CAR) program aims to challenge the dance ecosystem to think beyond the boundaries of known, traditional models.

In 2022, all current Artist Teams — comprising choreographers, administrative leaders, Thought Partners, and NCCAkron team members — were invited to Akron, OH for a weekend of programming around creative administration to exchange experiences and accumulated working knowledge.

Later this summer, we'll release recordings of the CAR Summit Convening Opening Plenary (Artist as Model for the New Socioeconomic Normal with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Christy Bolingbroke) and Closing Plenary (Money, Mindset, and Motivation: Where Artist Meets Enterprise with Elena Muslar, Antuan Byers, Indira Goodwine, jumatatu poe, and Rosie Herrera) as special episodes of our Inside the Dancer's Studio podcast.

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  • Jun 04, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Akron Civic Theatre - Knight Stage, 182 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
    Join cultural advocate and creative consultant Elena Muslar (Los Angeles, CA) alongside artists and Thought Partners from NCCAkron's Creative Administration Research program for the Closing Plenary of our CAR Summit Convening!
  • Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Cascade Plaza, 1 W Mill St, Akron, OH 44308, USA
    "The dance party you wish you had last night," Dance Church® is a movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing.
  • Jun 03, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S High St, Akron, OH 44326, USA
    Join Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the Kennedy Center) and Christy Bolingbroke (NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director) for the opening plenary of NCCAkron's Creative Administration Research Summit Convening.

Photos by Dale Dong and W. Tanner Young



Abby Zbikowski (Columbus, OH/New York, NY) | Francine Sheffield (Richmond, VA)

Banning Bouldin (Nashville, TN) | John Michael Schert (Boise, ID)

Bebe Miller (Columbus, OH) | Antuan Byers (New York, NY)

Brian Brooks (New York, NY) | Huong Hoang (New York, NY)

Dominic Moore-Dunson (Akron, OH) | Antuan Byers (New York, NY)

Iquail Shaheed (Philadelphia, PA) | Sydnie L. Mosley (New York, NY)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (New York, NY) | Mengtong Guan (New York, NY/Beijing, China)

jumatatu m. poe (Philadelphia, PA) | Reuben Roqueñi (Portland, OR)

Kate Wallich (Seattle, WA) | Indira Goodwine (Boston, MA)

Marjani Forté-Saunders (Pasadena, CA and New York, NY) | Michele Byrd-McPhee (Jersey City, NJ)

Pioneer Winter (Miami, FL) | Dixon|Dahlia Li (New York, NY)

Raja Feather Kelly (Brooklyn, NY) | Byron Au Yong (San Francisco, CA)

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (New York, NY) | Tonya Lockyer (Suquamish, WA)

Ronald K. Brown (Brooklyn, NY) | Pamela Green (Durham, NC)

Rosie Herrera (Miami, FL) | Francine Sheffield (Richmond, VA)

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