The New City Arts Initiative presents the New City Arts 2014 Forum.
March 6 – 8, 2014
The New City Arts Forum is a biennial conference that provides challenging content and artistic engagement for the Charlottesville community with a high emphasis on relationship building. New City Arts hosted its inaugural Forum in April 2012 on “Art, City, and Society.”
Our second Forum is scheduled for March 6-8, 2014 with a focus on “Art, Food, and Community.”
Food is something that our world considers necessary for human existence, whereas art is often seen as a luxury. And yet those who work in either the sectors of food or the arts (whether it be artists and farmers, patrons and chefs, or arts enthusiasts and foodies) seem to be working along parallel lines to address issues that we face in our modern world. The Forum will provide language for the compatibility between these two fields by highlighting overlapping practices of contemporary art and food systems.
Artists, professors, curators, directors, chefs, writers, farmers, and foodies will present on a wide range of topics—Community Supported Art models, land-use art, food-based sculpture, art- and food-oriented social engagement, and everything in-between. We cannot think of a better place to host this conversation, given the rich art and food communities in Charlottesville.