Monday, July 20, 2009

Running. . .out. . .of. . .time. . .

Wow, so I'm realizing that I have less than a month left at my internships (3 weeks to be exact) and I still have a LOT to do.

For the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, we have a grant due in 2 weeks that I'm really concerned about. We still have a lot to work on (i.e., the budget, programming, etc) that needs to be determined by then, and even when that's finished, we have to get signatures on all the documents. I really hope everything gets done. Artists aren't exactly known for being timely. . .

For ArtsFest, I'm still working on securing vendors and downtown merchants to participate in the Art and Music Walk. The Walk is going to stretch for a mile downtown, but there are a lot of gaps where we'll need to find musicians or refreshments to keep people going.

That's a HUGE difference about Arkansas and DC. People in DC are used to walking as an acceptable form of transportation-- Arkansans are not. It's difficult to get most Arkansans to walk or bike even short distances. Granted, things are much farther apart in Conway, Arkansas, but still. We're just not comfortable with the idea of walking a mile when it's quicker to use a car. This will be a big challenge for us, because we're trying to strategically place entertainment in "dull" spots along the route to distract participants from realizing how far they're walking.

Anyway, here's a group that we're bringing in, and I'm really excited about them! They're a dance company that does site-specific choreography. How cool?!

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