Registration is now open for Galesburg XCHANGE, the tenth One State Together in the Arts conference, October 22 and 23. Click here to get started or visit the Registration tab in the menu above.
We’re excited to have with us more than 50 presenters for exhibitions, roundtable discussions, case studies, interactives, workshops, and much more.
Highlights on Monday, October 22 include:
Our comedy keynote at the historic Orpheum Theatre featuring Brian Babylon of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! • Institutional commitment to equity with Enrich Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts • Creative civic engagement with Badass Cross Stitch and State Matters • Representation in mainstream media with OTV | Open Television and Britt Julious • Expanding cultural access with the DEMO Project, The Overlook, Partners for Sacred Places, and Peace Works • New and nontraditional collaborations with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice • Opportunities for creative placemaking in small towns and rural areas with Appalshop, Wormfarm Institute, and NEA Our Town grantees in Freeport and Lockport • and more
Highlights on Tuesday, October 23 include:
Addressing race, identity, and immigration through artmaking with Kayem, Yvette Mayorga, and Xiaorong Jajah Wu • Workforce development through creative practices with 2112, Knox College, Lux Blox, and MakerGirl • Storytelling and media engagement in Illinois communities with Free Street Theater, ProPublica, and Sight Specific • Creative arts therapies for servicemembers with the National Veterans Art Museum and Waukegan ArtWise • Case studies and best practices in access for patrons with disabilities with the Great Lakes ADA Center • Innovative approaches to arts education with Illinois teaching artists • Creative entrepreneurship and the makers movement with Art Farm Decatur and the Galesburg Civic Art Center • and more
Preconference sessions on Monday — included with your registration — begin at 9:15am, followed by full conference programming from 11am–5:30pm. Conference sessions on Tuesday begin at 9:15am and conclude at 4pm. Following Monday’s daytime sessions, enjoy a networking reception at the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum plus evening performances and creative activations of downtown Galesburg’s Seminary Street District — and be sure to sign up for behind-the-scenes tours at Blick Art Materials, available on both dates.
Early Registration rates are available only through Friday, October 12. Stay tuned for additional artists, presenters, and opportunities to be announced. Follow and join the preconference conversation on social media using the hashtags #OneStateIL and #XCHANGEGBB. Click here to register now.
We hope to see you this fall in Galesburg!