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SUMMIT: Kimberly Drew keynote

  • National Humanities Center 7 TW Alexander Drive Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709 United States (map)

>> Friday, March 21: Keynote talk by Kimberly Drew
7pm @ National Humanities Center, RTP

Kimberly Drew, writer, curator, and activist will present a keynote address on the topic of listening. As the former Social Media Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an independent curator, Kimberly will share her experiences being listened to and her own experiences of using listening as a tool to resolve conflict within her own communities. Specifically, Kimberly will discuss listening to her community of Black artists after they were upset by her decision to bring a white man in as a speaker for a project that centered Black art and artists, and how listening during a time of contention only made the project stronger and gained additional buy-in from the community. The address will be followed by a question and answer session and end with a networking reception.


VAE’s annual summit brings together a diverse cross-section of the region’s creative community to listen, discuss, and collaborate around a timely theme. We want to challenge creative people to think about the impact their work has on communities, and to inspire and excite them to use their creative super powers for good!

This year’s summit is five days of connecting artists and arts administrators with community, resources, and new ideas! Everything culminates in a full day of sessions, panel discussions, conversations, and networking at National Humanities Center on March 23.

Earlier Event: March 20
SUMMIT: Pitch It!
Later Event: March 23