Lunch & Learn with TAM Webinar - 8.11.22
Calling All Guardians of Culture!
Lunch & Learn with TAM Webinar Series
August 11, 2022
12:00pm - Zoom
Calling All Guardians of Culture! You Have Superpowers - and the Universe Needs You
with Fiona Bond, Executive Director of Creative Waco and President of Texans for the Arts
& Alex Freeman, Executive Director of the Texas Association of Museums
Join us for lunch, where we'll replay the TAM 2022 keynote session "Calling All Guardians of Culture! You Have Superpowers - and the Universe Needs You" and offer a Q&A with speaker Fiona Bond and TAM Executive Director Alex Freeman.
Session Details: Civilization is a mess, divided, confused and needing help. If only there were some superheroes around who could help us learn from the past, evaluate evidence, bring people together and inspire us to unite around shared principles, ancient knowledge, curiosity, beauty and hope. Could the cultural sector offer a positive path through messy and uncertain times? If so, what are the obstacles and opportunities, and how should we combine forces?
About Fiona Bond: Fiona Bond came to Waco from the UK, where she had over 15 years' senior management experience in the arts and cultural sectors and in the intersection of the arts with economic development, faith and human flourishing. She has directed cultural initiatives for Baylor, Durham, Cambridge and St Andrews Universities, Durham County Council, Durham Literature Festival, Lancaster Literature Festival, Kettle's Yard Gallery (Cambridge University’s Modern Art Museum) and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is author of 'The Arts in Your Church' (Piquant, 2001) and a number of festival, gallery and music guides. Fiona’s core expertise is the intersection of the arts with economics, faith and well-being; in other words, she is passionate about creating well-rounded, vibrant communities in which all participants can thrive. She has a BA (hons) in Theology from Durham University (UK) and an MBA (hons) from The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. She juggles her role as Executive Director of Creative Waco with being parent to two active sons and plays bagpipes with her younger son for relaxation. In 2020, she was honored to be recognized as “Wacoan of the Year” by Wacoan Magazine and in November 2021, she was elected President and Chair of Texans For the Arts.