(Quick note: Createquity offers condolences to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. A number of artists and arts organizations were among this group, and many of them are now facing great challenges. The Chelsea art district and artist enclaves in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, NY were hit particularly hard, and it seems a safe bet that the damage to the arts community stretches into the millions of dollars. Hyperallergic is doing a great job rounding up damage reports, mostly from the visual arts; included among these is Createquity contributor Katherine Gressel’s employer, Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO. Other affected groups include New Amsterdam Presents (an entrepreneurial collective of young musicians previously profiled on Createquity) and the WestBeth artist housing complex, where my aunt and uncle have an apartment. Createquity Writing Fellow Jacquelyn Strycker has a roundup of resources for artists on her personal blog, The Strycker, and here is more info from Thomas CottAmericans for the Arts and Grantmakers in the Arts.)

More travel for me coming up this month – I’m on a panel at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit on the 13th, giving a workshop on the untapped potential of evaluation in Chicago on the 14th, then speaking at the ArtSmarts Knowledge Exchange in Calgary on the 16th (my first work trip outside of the United States). Here are the deets:

November 12-13
Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC
Info; event is at capacity
(I’ll be participating in a panel called “The Intersection of Data, Policy and the Arts Sector” at 3:55pm on the 13th.)

Wednesday, November 14
“Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy”
part of the University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center Fall Workshop Series
DCA Storefront Theatre
68 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
5 – 6:30pm
Info here (scroll down)
(This is a going to be a 90-minute solo workshop with a fair amount of new content, all about the untapped potential of measurement in the arts – what we’re doing wrong, and how we can fix it. I’m excited!)

November 15-16
ArtsSmarts 2012 Knowledge Exchange
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Info and registration
(I’ll be participating in a dialogue on “Cross-Border Conversations on Creative Community Development” with Shawn van Sluys of the Musagetes Foundation, moderated by Stephen Huddart of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation. The conversation takes place on November 16 from 11am-12:30pm.)