Creative Exchange Conference

October 4, 2023

What To Expect at the CX!

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

THANK YOU CCftA for hosting us! Incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1995, Cotuit Center for the Arts is an established, award-winning, dynamic arts and cultural hub serving Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond, hosting more than 40,000 visitors yearly for free and paid programming in our gallery, main theater, black box theater, and classrooms, and serving disabled teens and adults and incarcerated youth through our outreach programs. Our offerings include art exhibits, live theater, concerts, classes and workshops, film screenings, and special events. We collaborate with local artists, musicians, actors, performers, teachers, volunteers, and the occasional celebrity to provide a rich experience to our audiences and attendees all year long.

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Julie Wake, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation & Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council has shifted its approach to its work with a new focus on enabling a world in which the Massachusetts creative and cultural sector is even more diverse and is valued as essential to the Commonwealth. Julie and Michael will discuss these changes and the impact it is having on the creative sector now and in the future.

Grab a coffee and meet us in the theater at 9:45 AM

Performance by The Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

The Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers are a group of musicians and artisans from the tribal communities of Mashpee on Cape Cod and Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard. Our performances of eastern social songs and dances have both educated and entertained audiences of all ages in museums, schools, and various multi-cultural events. We dress in our traditional clothing and our songs are accompanied by a water drum and handcrafted rattles. We encourage audience participation and prefer to sing with the people instead of for the people.

Performing at 10:30 AM

Lunch by Pizza Barbone!

Every entry comes with lunch. On the menu: Pizza by the Pizza Barbone Food Truck!

Meet us at the food truck at 12 pm>

Storytelling - Back by Popular Demand.

Ben Cunningham’s work is ever-expanding: ranging from humorous to heartfelt stories about bullying, childhood nostalgia, coming-of-age, and loss. It clashes between Subculture & Pop Culture, while interweaving topics of race, gender, and other social issues. Objects, Images and Stories is a fun introspective workshop that features new stories and back stories from Ben Cunningham, and most importantly, your own stories. This is an interactive workshop, talk lecture, and Storytelling event that uses story as a way to connect people beyond the shared experience of being an audience member listening to a performance on stage. Please bring a photograph of yourself – either on your phone or printed – that tells a story. 3:30 pm on the main stage!

Meet us in the theater at 3 pm. Sit next to a stranger.