I guess last month’s NEA Cultural Workforce Forum went so well that the leadership of the National Endowment for the Arts has decided to do it all over again less than three weeks later. Tomorrow, December 10, the agency will unveil its new survey on public participation in the arts, highlights of which were released earlier this year. The lean 3-hour session, lasting from 11am to 2pm Eastern Time, will feature a presentation from Research Director Sunil Iyengar, three prepared responses from the leaders of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, Alternate ROOTS, and the League of American Orchestras, and will once again be webcast on arts.gov. The agenda is below:

11:00AM Welcome from Chairman Rocco Landesman
11:05AM Roundtable introductions
11:15AM 2008 Survey on Public Participation in the Arts Summary Presentation Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research and Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
11:50PM Initial responses from the field:

  • Carlton Turner, Director, Alternate Roots
  • Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, The League of American Orchestras
  • Helen De Michiel, Co-Director, National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture
12:15PM- 2:00PM Lunch and Discussion:  How can the findings from 2008 Survey on Public Participation in the Arts help your field to plan for the future? Led by Joan Shigekawa, Senior Deputy Chair, National Endowment for the Arts

The list of invited attendees is, if anything, even more impressive than last time, but I will unfortunately not be among them tomorrow. On the plus side, this means I’ll actually have internet access while this thing is going on, so I’ve decided to live-tweet the proceedings. You can follow me at @createquity, and I’ll be using the hashtag #NEAcast if you want to join in the discussion.