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  • 1. Why We Must Move From Simple Support Towards Deep CollaborationMonica Hairston OConnell, Executive DirectorCenter for Black Music Research, Columbia College @whistling_girl

2. Is not a limitedresourceis Always-Already 3. Founded at Columbia College Chicago in 1983, TheCenter for Black Music Research is the onlyorganization of its kind. It exists to illuminate thesignificant role that black music plays in world cultureby serving as a nexus for all who value black music, bypromoting scholarly thought and knowledge aboutblack music, and by providing a safe haven for thematerials and information that document the blackmusic experience across Africa and the 4. Successful arts ecosystemsreflect and sustain theAlways-Already We mustarts and culture in our ! 5. Understand ActivateBuild 6. Deep Collaboration Cross-sector, cross-arts,cross-venue Multifaceted: activatesmultiple parts ofecosystem Leverage serendipitousresonance/improvisatory Long-tail or spiralingeffect 7. Records that have been naturally andnecessarily generated as a product of regularlegal, commercial, administrative social[research or artistic] activities. They have beendefined as "the secretions of an organism"rather than those that have been consciouslywritten or created to communicate a particularmessage to posterity.--WikipediaARCHIVES 8. ARCHIVES 9. Ongoing initiative that generates interest in and multifaceted usage of Melba Liston collection housed in the CBMR Library and Archives. 10. Collaborations with Chicago Jazz Ensemble,Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Department ofCultural Affairs, and scholars from San FranciscoState, Kansas, McGill, and Ohio Stateuniversities and others resulted in: Exhibition on Black Women in Music Creation of the Melba Liston Research Collective Jazz Camp Workshops Special Publications New Work inspired by archival research Large-scale Performances Newly accessible arrangements of archivalmanuscripts 11. Florence Price Project Highlighted repertoire of Florence Price, animportant Chicago-based composer. Re-creation of the score/parts for a majorPrice work, for which the originals havebeen lost since the late 1930s. Utilized original and extremely raremanuscripts in the CBMR archives. Major funding from the federal, state, andprivate foundations. Florence B. Price Orchestral Music: thirdrelease on CBMRs Recorded Music of theAfrican Diaspora series The CBMRs performance ensemblestake the results of scholarlyendeavors to the general public. 12. Actions Results 13. Research, Reference, Activate, Build, Imagine