Community Interactive: THE Arts

Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona present the fourth in a series of community conversations.

Moderated by Jeffrey Brown, Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society for PBS NewsHour, this community conversation focused on the nature, growth, and future of arts and culture in Southern Arizona.

Jan 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art

What to Expect

This event featured a panel of experts sharing frank, in-depth conversation about the arts, its funding, its contributions to communities, and its uncertain future.

Community Interactive: The Arts also featured live performances and video interviews.

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Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown
Chief Arts Correspondent
PBS Newshour
Jeffrey Brown is an award-winning senior correspondent and chief arts correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, public television's national nightly newscast. In more than a quarter century with the program, he has served as co-anchor, studio moderator, field reporter, and senior producer on a wide range of national and international issues, with his work taking him around the country and to many parts of the globe.

Brown has profiled many of the world's leading writers, musicians, actors and other artists. He serves as host of "Art Beat", the NewsHour's arts and culture blog, and of the new book club, "Now Read This," a partnership with the New York Times. A poet, Brown is author of the collection, "The News."


Randi Dorman
Board member, Past President, MOCA Tucson
Fletcher McCusker
CEO of UAVenture Capital
Marc David Pinate
Producing Artistic Director, Borderlands Theater
Cindy Ornstein
Director of Arts and Culture, City of Mesa
Deborah Jordy
Executive Director, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)
David Ivers
Artistic Director, Arizona Theater Company
Jeremy Mikolajczak
CEO, Tucson Museum of Art
Ginger Shulick Porcella
Executive Director and Chief Curator, MOCA Tucson
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