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Transformational Impact Fellowship
Transcript of Transformational Impact Fellowship
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Benjamin Day Smith, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI
Harrison Center for the Arts
A/V Tech Training
Intentional conversations w/ elders; songs, environment
Create sound-art narratives
Present and preserve
Composer, Sound Artist, Fiddler, Banjo-ist, DJ
Interactive Media, Computer Graphics, Video
Tool maker, Creative Computing
Technology that is intentionally, actively, driven and developed BY us.
Fighting a culture of technological determination.
Giving students training in, access to, and experience with professional quality A/V equipment and software.
Reach under-privileged groups
Requiring dialogue between students and elders.
Time together = stronger bonds
awareness OF transformations
How Indianapolis, neighborhoods, schools, churches, communities have already changed
Increased visibility of diverse populations, sub-cultures
Increased awareness for all participants!
Students become the Artists
Awareness of community history/transformations
Relationships with elders
Mentor-ship, teaching experience
(Product) Stories of community, collected and disseminated
(Experience) Youth asking questions, drawing out songs and stories
Impact: deep, life-long, intangible?
# of participants
# of art pieces
attendance at events
Success of teaching
Transference of skills
Quality of art works
Attempt to assess impact of inter-generational engagement, story telling, experience at events
Requires buy in from existing organizations
How to prove the value of artist-led-interventions!
Repeat cycle 4x with different students over 2 years.
Conscious Transformation on a Local Level Through Awareness of Changes We Stand On
Logistics–managing all the moving pieces
Schools, Arts centers
Take time to reflect, together