At the Arts Summit 2013, Richard Evans – an expert in arts organizational change – said ‘The real conversations take a while to start.” The conversation, in this case, was the beginning of a made-in-BC cultural policy. And he’s right. Fast forward 12 months: these graphic recordings show a ton of policy work has been accomplished by the Alliance for Arts and Culture and its partners.
At the Arts Summit 2014, I created these images live by listening and drawing. Graphic recording captures the information from panelists, breakout sessions, and key presenters. Creating a policy framework is dense work. Visuals help make sense of the main drivers, and it’s easy to see at a glance what main themes are emerging. And since it’s a conversation in progress, this year, participants could walk around and view the graphic recording visuals from 2013, too. So glad I was able to come back for this year’s Summit and continue the visual story. A main takeaway: we’re stronger, together.