Artists and Arts Collaborating for Civic Growth and Social Responsibility

Posted by on February 9, 2009

Arts, Community and Economic Development:
Artists and Arts Collaborating for Civic Growth and Social Responsibility
When:  February 21, 2009    9AM-4PM

What:  Arts, Community and Economic Development is a one day workshop that will explore asset-based approaches to the arts in community and economic development. Beginning with economic power, contributions to the region’s economy and cultural development in the past decade, presenters will provide practical steps and models for assessing the needs and assets of the community, building collaborations, out of the box development, and the basics of organizational best practices.

Registration: $10 Students/Community Workers
$25 Institutions
Limited to 40 participants only. Light continental breakfast provided.  LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED (BYOL)
RSVP required by February 10, 2009.

Contact: [email protected]

Who: A collaboration of the the School for Social Change at Eastern University, Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and BuildaBridge Institute

Where: School for Social Change/Eastern University
990 Buttonwood St, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 769-3121

Presenters include:
Nancy DeLucia, County Outreach Manager, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Julie Hawkins, Vice President of Public Policy, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Robert V. Peters, RVP Consulting
Coz Crosscombe, Director of Network Partnerships, CityNet Ministries, Common Grace

9:00am: The Big Picture: Professional and Community Arts in the Philadelphia Region. Economic growth, creative economy and community development.  (Julie Hawkins)
9:45am: Round table discussion
10:15am: How Collaborations Work.  How are artists and arts organizations collaborating and working with community organizations for change? (Nancy DeLucia)
11:00am: Round Table Discussion
11:30am: Creative Strategies for Development.  Find out what a successful entrepreneur does for economic development.  (Robert Peters)
12:00-1:30pm: Lunch and Round Table Discussion.  BYOL (Bring your own lunch)
1:30pm:  Assessing Community Needs.   Discover a quick and dirty way of assessing community needs before doing formal assessments.  (Coz Crosscombe)
2:15pm: Round Table Discussion
3:00pm:  Organizational Best Practices.  Learn about basic budgeting, accountability, and grant/board reporting.  (J. Nathan Corbitt)
3:45pm: Wrap Up
4:00pm: Graduate Student Discussion (closed to workshop participants.)
6:00pm: END

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