In May 2015, I will be presenting a workshop at the Brevard Cultural Summit in Melbourne, Florida. The event is an opportunity for artists, business and community leaders and elected officials to meet and share ideas for nationally renowned speakers. and network with elected officials and business and community leaders. Americans for the Arts, the National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Business Institute, Florida Cultural Alliance and other entities are supporting and participating in this gathering.
The session I will be leading is, Creative Engagement: Connecting Arts & Culture with Community for Civic Impact, at 11 am on May 14th. Here’s the description:
Learn how artists and arts and culture organizations can work collaboratively with other local entities — schools, government, community groups, businesses, etc. — on projects that have broad social impact. In this interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of civic engagement, movement building and social capital, and why arts matter to civic engagement. Find out how to define your project, identify a civic concern or opportunity and collaborate with partners. This workshop will also feature exciting and innovative case studies that you can draw upon for ideas, as well guidance on where to find free resources and tools to get you started.