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TACA Perforum | A Conversation to Advance Arts & Culture

2021 TACA Perforum

REIMAGINE: The Future of the Arts

Monday, November 15, 2021
4:30 to 8:00 p.m. CST
On The Levee in the Dallas Design District

Registration Coming Soon!

The arts and culture community is generally struggling with the dynamics of the pandemic, the Nation’s racial justice reckoning and the sheer weight of uncertainty and change.

Who’s thriving in this new emerging world? How are traditional arts institutions – museums, symphonies, regional theaters, presenters, and producers adapting and disrupting? What is the role of the artist within this new landscape? How does innovation look at this moment and into the future?

TACA’s reimagined PERFORUM gathers in a brand new space with a brand new format designed to engage, amplify and inspire.

About TACA Perforum

TACA Perforum is an annual, community-wide arts symposium designed to advance a collective vision for what a thriving arts and cultural community can look like for Dallas and North Texas. Through a conversation facilitated by expert panelists, we seek an infusion of ideas to consider debate, explore, and possibly adapt and develop for implementation locally.

Since 2009, TACA Perforum has served as a forum to both identify and address needs in the North Texas arts community. The New Works Fund (2012), the North Texas Cultural Co-op (2013), the Artist Residency Fund (2015) and the TACA Perforum: Amplifier Workshops (2015) are programs that have been launched by TACA to meet needs identified through Perforum.

2021 TACA Perforum Sponsors

Communities Foundation of Texas logo

James & Gayle Halperin Foundation

Jim and Joleen Chambers

2021 TACA Perforum Committee

Clyde Valentín, Chair & Creative Director
Director, Ignite/Arts Dallas at SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Sara Cardona
Visual Artist
Executive Artistic Director, Teatro Dallas

Teresa Coleman Wash
Founding Artistic Director, Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Zenetta Drew
Executive Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Erica Felicella
Artist and Producer
Executive Producer, AURORA

Anne Marie Gan
Interim Business Operations Manager, City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture

Megan Heber
Executive Director, Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas

Nitashia Johnson
Multimedia Artist and Educator
Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Juanita J. Craft House

Tara Lewis
Board Chair, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Terry D. Loftis
Donna Wilhlem Family President & Executive Director, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Deborah McMurray
Board Member, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance
Founder, CEO & Strategy Architect, Content Pilot

Greg Oertel
Senior Programs Manager, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Ilknur Ozgur
Founding Member, Artstillery

Darryl Ratcliff
Artist, Poet, and Cultural Organizer
Co-Founder, Gossypion Investments
Co-Founder, Ash Studios

Maura Sheffler
Director of Programs, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Jeremy Strick
Director, Nasher Sculpture Center

Elizabeth Wattley
Executive Director, Forest Forward

Donna Wilhelm
Board Member, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance

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