Downtown Detroit's Greektown area. Photo by Vito Palmisano. Courtesy of Detroit CVB
Detroit Institute of Arts. Photo by Bill Bowen. Courtesy of visitdetroit.com
The Heidelberg Project
Eastern Market Mural. Photo by Bill Bowen. Courtesy of visitdetroit.com
Photo by Steve Coy. Artists Dorota and Steve Coy (hygienic dress league).
The 30th International Sculpture Conference: Recalibrating the Post-Industrial will be held in Detroit, MI in 2021. Join us in the Motor City, where you can experience exciting conference activities including engaging panel discussions, hands-on workshops, networking events, artist studio tours, keynote address, optional art and culture trips, the ISC Outstanding Student Awards Exhibition, and much more.
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The 2021 ISC Conference will feature:
My favorite parts [of the conference] are divided between learning and community. It's a great chance to learn new processes, materials, and forms; and it feels like going to a family reunion – with all of your favorite people.
Panels were excellent in breadth of subject with artists from so many different approaches and points of view that chose sculpture as their vehicle. I appreciated learning innovative systems and discussing what we heard with panelists and others after the panels. Loved meeting new friends and seeing old friends from previous meetings. Portland was a great choice of the setting for the meeting.
My first ISC conference, inspired and exhausted in the best way. It expanded my vision of current challenges, problems, expressions of post-Digital Emotion. Do want to return.
Panels were diverse and went in unexpected directions, providing a lot of food for thought in a broader arts context and social cultural context.
I love going to the ISC conferences as it allows me to get a snap shot of the city's flavor not only in the art scene but the city as a whole.
Please see our chart below to determine which registration type is best for you. Registration includes: admission to all panels, Keynote address, ARTSlams & Breakout Sessions, annual littleSCULPTURE exhibition, evening receptions, boxed lunches, and shuttles to select conference activities (pre and post conference workshops/art & culture trips are available).
*Companions may not attend the conference panels, keynote address, ARTSlams, breakout sessions, workshops, or any other program not listed in the designated companion activities.
**Additional trip fees may apply
**Student pricing is only available to current graduate and under-graduate students (through Fall 2020 semester)
Detroit is a dynamic region with distinctive cultural institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Motown Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Divided up into 5 districts, Detroit offers delicious dining, exciting nightlife, and free events activated throughout the city. There are also public art spaces like the Lincoln Sculpture Park that is an abandoned industrial site turned sculpture park, with graffiti & art made from recycled materials.
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This conference will be geared toward artists, arts administrators, educators, museum staff, curators, educators, students, and patrons. ISC conferences are adult, professional meetings and attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend any activities. You do not need to be an ISC member to attend. However, members do receive discounted registration fees.
The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons. Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or email@example.com.
Only ISC members who are registered conference attendees may purchase a companion ticket. This ticket allows your companion to attend evening receptions and purchase optional tours. This ticket does not grant your companion access to panel discussions, keynote speaker, or breakout sessions. Companion registration is available when ISC members register for the conference online. All companions must be registered.
For all attendees- If you require multiple companions due to an accessibility need, please contact the events department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 689-1051 x302. The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.
ISC looks to develop an exciting and diverse program for each conference. If you would like to be a collaborator of the 30th International Sculpture Conference, please contact Jennifer Galarza, Conference and Events Manager at email@example.com to discuss more details.
Events will be held at the College for Creative Studies, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Wayne State University, and other venues around Detroit.
As a policy, the ISC does not extend press passes to attend entire events such as conferences or galas. The ISC will consider requests for a member of the press to attend portions of an event such as a specific panel or awards portion.
Please submit all requests to attend ISC events in writing to Jennifer Galarza, Conference and Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.