Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM – 3 PM

Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium represents the culmination of Culture Mill’s 1-year conversation series and sustained consideration of the relationship between art and value. Activities will include the release of a self-produced book containing original writings, interviews and relevant texts, as well as several live presentations on new research and local initiatives originating from the project. The symposium will feature several breakout discussion groups before finishing with a panel discussion from local arts professionals and academics on the relationship between art and value. Learn more at

Symposium guests will include Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Petus (NCArts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Murielle Elizéon (Culture Mill), Ginger Wagg (Wild Actions), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek); Beth Yerxa (Triangle ArtWorks), Jessica Jones (PARC NC), Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), and Monét Noelle Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company).


9:45 – 10:15: Arrival with Coffee and Snacks
10:15 – 10:30: Introduction – Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg
10:30 – 10:50: Assumptions – Tommy Noonan
10:50 – 11:10: How Can We Leverage the Arts to Challenge Gentrification? – Laura Ritchie
11:10 – 11:30: Artist Resource Sharing in the Triangle – Jessica Jones
11:30 – 11:45: Break
11:45 – 12:45: Breakout Discussion Groups:

1. Artists and the Public Sector: Jeff Pettus & Sarah Powers

2. Developing Tools and Resources for Artists to Thrive in the Triangle – Beth Yerxa

3. Making Art in Today’s Political Reality – with Saba Taj & Monét Marshall

12:45 – 1:30: Break for Lunch
1:30 – 2:45: Panel Discussion: Art and Value
With: Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Pettus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Monét Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company), Moderated by Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek)

2:45 – 3:00: Closing – Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg

Tickets are $15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at