ITP E. 35 Talking to TED w/ Anne Basting, TimeSlips
It is not everyday that you can talk to the arts/non-profit/social change/academic equivalent of an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony winner), but that's what we have for you today with artist, educator, scholar Anne Basting who is the Founder and President of TimeSlips, English Professor at UWM, and MacArthur/Ashoka/Rockefeller Fellow.
We invited her on to talk about a new program that connects artists with isolated seniors during COVID but we got so much more than we bargained for. As the episode title suggests, this is like talking to TED (as opposed to a TED talk) and despite the show's breezy nature, this is a real treat.
Recap of Rekindle (3:03), State grant for arts and cultural organizations deadline reminder (10:51), Road of Democracy events (12:11), Citizen artists and intro to Anne (14:04), Enchantment, wonder and awe (19:26), The ability to code switch between groups and institutions (28:52), The origin story of TimeSlips (32:50), Leaning into authority vs. leaning into beginner's mind (37:30), Stretching an idea like taffy (46:24), Making art with non-artists (48:34), Anne takes control of a segue into her new program yet Mac stays on the soapbox (53:52), Bringing together professional arts with social service through Social RX (1:01:27), Anne's reign as Arts and Culture Czar (1:08:30), Plugs (1:12:36), Lost in the wonder, the gang stumbles through the outro (1:14:07)
Audio Transitions: "Let Go" by Lex Allen (Spotify)
- Rekindle: Empowered Playlist
- First Road of Democracy Panel will be 10/9 at Noon, more info to come
- Road of Democracy Call for Projects (deadline 10/2)
- Vijay Gupta
- Take action today to speak up for public funding for the arts in Wisconsin