Artist as Culture Producer Town Hall

International Gallery of Contemporary Art is Proud to Present

Artist as Culture Producer:

Conversations in Alaska

Based on Sharon Louden’s book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, this project brings a series of professional development workshops and book conversations for artists, art students, and the public to Alaska.


Fairbanks Events:

Professional Development Workshop for Artists: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

with Sharon Louden and Matthew Deleget



The Artist as Culture Producer

Town-Hall Conversation and Signing

Friday, April 20th from 3:30-5:30 PM

Bear Gallery (3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts)

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way

Sharon Louden(3)

Artist, Advocate for Artists and Editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series Sharon Louden with Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Hyperallergic and Artist, Curator and Arts Worker Matthew Deleget travel across Alaska to talk about Living and Sustaining a Creative Life in town-hall forums open to all in Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Join us for lively exchanges followed by a book signing for “The Artist as Culture Producer,” the platform for these conversations.

This event is FREE and open to the public, RSVP required.

The International Gallery of Contemporary Art has received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works, the Ford Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. The project is facilitated by IGCA’s partners in Alaska including the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Design Forum, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Museum of the North, Fairbanks Arts Association, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan Public Library, and Parnassus Books.

Learn more about this project at International Gallery of Contemporary Art’s website.

Art Works is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit