EMPAC: A Public Exchange

Thursday, April 12, 2012

An evening of information and discussion.

There are many ideas of what EMPAC should be—and the mission and program it pursues.

EMPAC was conceived 12 years ago. Our team and program ramped up in parallel to the planning and construction of the actual building. Three and a half years ago the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center opened its doors and our full program was initialized.

The evening will start with an overview from EMPAC’s Director, Johannes Goebel, establishing the link between our overall mission as part of Rensselaer, our place in the various communities we serve, current activities and future developments, and our team and operation.

Most importantly, how do the many pieces of this puzzle merge to create a multi-faceted picture?

The majority of the evening will be an exchange with the audience. We hope that everyone who is interested will join us. Of course, snacks will be available to fuel the discussion.

EMPAC: A Public Exchange
Studio 2
April 12, 2012, 5:30PM

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA