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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 10:30am - 11:40am
ICA and RVA: Creating a Cultural Landmark Now Open

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Ten days before its opening, join Institute for Contemporary Art Advisory Board Co-Chair and Obama Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes in a one-on-one with NEA’s Michael Orlove about the vision for VCU’s ambitious addition to Richmond's cultural landscape. 

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Michael Orlove

Director, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Artist Communities, International Activities, National Endowment for the Arts
Michael Orlove has been Director of Artists Communities, Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works and International Activities for the National Endowment for the Arts since 2012. Previously, Orlove spent 19 years as senior program director for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs... Read More →

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Melody Barnes

Co-Director, Democracy Initiative & Professor of Practice, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Melody Barnes is co-director for Policy and Public Affairs for the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia. She is a Professor of Practice at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and Distinguished Fellow at the School of Law.From 2009 until January 2012, Melody was Assistant... Read More →

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Community Foundation was established in 1967 as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. We work with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations... Read More →
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RVA Magazine is the #1 Independent Media in Virginia. RVA Mag is all about community empowerment. How do we do this? By delivering new and innovative ways to tell stories from our city and Commonwealth. In doing so, we give our readers an immersive experience which lives at the intersection... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
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