Arts & Humanities Convening at Zoellner Arts Center - November 1, 2023

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Lehigh University invite you to the Zoellner Arts Center on November 1 for the Pennsylvania Arts & Humanities: A Statewide Convening. This event is intended to benefit all of Pennsylvania's arts and humanities organizations whose resources were severely impacted by the pandemic.

This summit will be an opportunity for members of the PA arts and humanities community to meet, exchange ideas, and learn about federal and state resources available to support their work from leaders in the NEA, NEH, IMLS, PA Humanities, PCA, PA Museums, and other state organizations. Join us to gain insights and inspiration about the future of our creative sector.

Senator Casey and Lehigh University are committed to inspiring the future makers on campus and in our communities across Pennsylvania by welcoming organizations that are making a difference in people's lives where they live.


We have acquired room blocks at two local hotels, Sayre Mansion and Comfort Suites. More information on the room blocks will be provided in your confirmation email once you register. Click here for a full list of hotels.

Program Highlights

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
9:20 AM | Greetings
Robert P. Casey, Jr., United States Senator
9:25 AM | Welcome
Joseph J. Helble ‘82, President, Lehigh University
9:30 AM | Expert Panel Conversation
Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities
Brandon Gryde, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works and Artist Communities Director for Multidisciplinary Arts & Equity, National Endowment for the Arts
Anthony D. Smith, Associate Deputy Director, Discretionary Programs, Office of Library Services, Institute for Museum and Library Services
Karl Blischke, Executive Director, PA Council on the Arts
10:30 AM | Fireside Chat with Dr. Colleen J. Shogan, 11th Archivist of the United States
Led by Nathan Urban, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehigh University
12:30 PM | Arts & Humanities Power Lunch
Zoellner Arts Center, Goodman Lobby
Lunch & Mingle Roundtable Discussions
Zoellner Arts Center, Butz Lobby
Budgeting for Impact and Financial Sustainability, led by experts with Your Part-Time Controller (YPTC)
3:00 PM | Exhibition & Outdoor Sculptures Tour with the LUAG
After the formal program concludes, participants are invited to walk the grounds and tour the Reading Between the Lines exhibition by Lucy Gans in Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) Main Gallery.

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