Arts & Culture Summit
05/04/2017 08:30 am - 12:30 pm

About Arts & Culture Summit

This year's  Arts & Culture Summit will explore how creative experiences help overcome loneliness, build self-worth and develop new skills regardless of age or ability in your:

  • School
  • Community Art Organization
  • Neighborhood
  • Senior Center                             

Special guest, Master Teaching Artist Margot Greenlee, will lead a series of sessions which build upon one another to leave participants with the tools and knowledge to implement creative engagement in their own communities. Build connections and learn how to use creative engagement to bridge audiences of different generations and backgrounds.

The schedule includes:      

Special Session: Critical Response Process for the Artist (all disciplines welcome)

  • Wednesday, May 3
  • Location: LifeWorks Erie 406 Peach St, Erie, PA 16507
  • 5:30-6:00 pm- Registration and Light Dinner Buffet
  • 6:00-8:00- Critical Response Process Workshop

Members of the creative community and their student proteges are invited to a complimentary session with Margot Greenlee, Master Teaching Artist in the discipline of dance, to explore and practice critical response process. Critical response process was developed by choreographer Liz Lerman as a method for giving and receiving useful feedback during the process of creating new works.  Register for this free session.

Session 1: The Tools for Creative Engagement

  • Thursday, May 4  
  • Location: Erie MLK Community Center: 312 Chestnut St, Erie, PA 16507
  • 8:30-9:00- Registration/Light breakfast refreshments    
  • 9:00-Noon- Learn the ABC's of creative engagement and why these tools are effective and valuable to your communities.
  • Noon-1:00- Break (Lunch provided for  full day registrants only)

Session 2: Creative Engagement in Practice

  • Thursday, May 4
  • Location: Erie MLK Community Center: 312 Chestnut St, Erie, PA 16507
  • 12:30-1:00-Registration
  • 1:00-2:00- Practice the tools to implement and support creative engagement programs and activities.
  • 2:00-3:00- Discuss observations from the practice session and practical implementation. 

Session 3: Implementation--What Does Creative Engagement Look Like for You?

  • Friday, May 5
  • Location: TBA
  • 8:30-9:00- Registration/Light breakfast refreshments
  • 9:00-Noon-  Spend time with Margot Greenlee accessing how the tools and practice of creative engagement can be implemented to meet your needs and the needs of those you serve.                                  

Each workshop is $45/person. Members of Erie Arts & Culture are  $35/person. Discounts for multiple session attendees.

Workshops do build upon one another, so registrants will get the most out of this two-day experience by completing all three sessions. 


About Margot Greenlee

DANCE ignites memory and imagination, agility and resilience.

Participatory dance-making, personal agency, creativity – these are the foundation of Margot Greenlee’s choreographic vision. Featured in Dance Magazine’s “Beyond Performance,” her approach is based on 20 years of experience in community arts engagement, first as a solo artist and later as a company member with the celebrated Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (1999-2007). Her favorite performance venues include the Kyoto Art Center, Japan; Chautauqua Institute, NY; Yerba Beuna, San Francisco; Power Center, Ann Arbor; St. Mark’s Dance Space, NYC; MASS MOCA; and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and the American Dance Festival. 

Her work in the field of Creative Aging includes projects for the Veterans Administration, the National Center for Creative Aging, and Americans for the Arts. She and her artistic team have conducted dance programs in numerous residences and hospitals across the greater Washington DC region, including Sibley Hospital, Iona Senior Services, MVLE, and Knollwood Military Retirement Community.

Her latest stage work, Woman with Sword, has been presented in academic, educational, healthcare, and corporate settings both in the US and abroad. Equal parts performance and public discourse, the work serves as a catalyst for community dialogue and decision-making.

She is a recipient of the 2017 D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship, a 2017 NEA Challenge America grant, and was a 2016 University of Maryland Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ NextLOOK artist. Her recent stage productions have appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016 New Visions New Voices Festival and the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

Margot holds a BA in Sociology from Kenyon College (with Political Science studies at the Stockholms Universitet) and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from The Ohio State University. Additional professional education includes Meredith Monk (vocal), Rinde Eckert (theater), Chris Aiken (contact improvisation) and Eric Franklin (ideokinesiology).

Ticket Information

Session 1
Public Ticket
EAC member price: $35.00 | Login
Session 2
Public Ticket
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Session 3
Public Ticket
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May 4 Full Day
Public Ticket
EAC member price: $50.00 | Login
Full Summit (Both Days)
Public Ticket
EAC member price: $65.00 | Login

The mission of Erie Arts & Culture is to strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of our people through the advancement of arts and culture.
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