Making the Case for Creatives: Engaging Communities Primed for Participation
Arts DuPage invites you to network with other artists, performers, and leaders from art organizations while we discuss ways to attract, engage, and stay relevant to communities and other audiences.
Zachary Whittenburg spent 10 years as a professional dancer with companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BJM Danse Montréal, Pacific Northwest Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet). He is currently Communications and Engagement Director at Arts Alliance Illinois, which positions arts and culture as a source of creative solutions to a broad range of challenges, promotes arts-centered learning and the development of a creative and adaptive workforce, fosters equitable access to and participation in arts and culture, and advances historically neglected or marginalized forms of expression. In 2017, he collaborated with artist Ginger Krebs on a catalogue and public events offered in conjunction with "Minor Local Slumpage," a solo exhibition of sculptures by Krebs at Chicago Artists Coalition's BOLT Gallery. Whittenburg remains engaged with dance as a member of the executive committee for the Chicago Dance History Project, and serves on the artistic advisory council for High Concept Laboratories.
Space for this program is limited. Attendance is limited to two representatives per organization.