ArtLinks Arlington-Networking for Artists


ArtLinks November 4, 2020 Gathering
Time: 7-8:30 PM Zoom Meeting
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Title: Seeding Artistic Collaborations: I have a good idea! Now what?
Description: Artistic collaborations are rewarding for artists and audiences. Yet putting it all together may seem daunting. Independent producer Cristin Canterbury Bagnall will share learnings from her work building collaborations and coalitions around artistic ideas. Cristin’s credits include executive producer on the Grammy-winning albums “Songs of Joy and Peace” with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma; “Sing Me Home” with the Silkroad Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma; executive producer for music for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s film “The Vietnam War” and their forthcoming film “Hemingway”; co-executive producer on Morgan Neville’s film “The Music of Strangers”; and Core Production Committee of the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust.” Cristin is a co-founder of BroadBand Collaborative, created with Sara Stackhouse and Lori Taylor to expand possibilities for artists and arts organizations.
7:00-7:30pm Greeting, networking and sharing news
7:30-8:15pm  Presentation and Q & A
8:15-8:30pm  Announcements and networking


We are a community of artists of all disciplines. We aim to provide mutual support, share information, and present a collective voice for the arts in Arlington, MA. To find out more, contact organizer Lidia Kenig-Scher at or visit us on Facebook.
We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, noon – 2:30pm in even months, and 6:30 – 9pm in odd months. Our meetings usually take place at the Arlington Center for the Arts (20 Academy St, 3rd floor), and begin with 30 minutes for networking around a bagged meal, if desired, followed by a presentation or a show-and-tell, and then a brief business meeting.


Our goals are to:

1.      Provide a social connection for artists who live, work or practice in Arlington through monthly meetings and other events.

2.      Enhance the artistic and cultural identity of Arlington through exhibits, performances, and participation in community events.

3.      Collaborate with municipal agencies, businesses, schools, libraries, and youth organizations to expand opportunities for artists in Arlington to meet the needs of the community.

4.      Seek professional development opportunities for artists to support their economic viability and expertise in business practices.

5.      Reach out to create collaborative works across different disciplines.

6.      Support the establishment of a space dedicated to artists’ needs, including exhibitions, rehearsals, performances, visual arts practice and meetings.

7.      Advocate for public funding for the arts.