Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Connecting Creative Communities - Register Now for March Summit in Providence

Sign up now for the Connecting Creative Communities coming up in Providence, Rhode Island, March 9-11, 2010. The Summit is hosted by the New England Foundation on the Arts and the City of Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. I am pleased that the Summit is co-presented by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, and that I am co-chairing a session on "Building Your Capacity: Creative Leadership in the Creative Sector."

-- Steven Dahlberg, Director, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination

Summit participants represent a broad slice of New Englanders, including government officials, arts administrators, artists, business and civic leaders, creative entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and others.

(View the full program schedule)
  • Cities, Bicycles and the Future of Getting Around
    Join Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline for the City of Providence's second annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities about how bicycling can transform urban experience.

  • Beyond Our Borders: Planning, Policy, and Prosperity in New England
    "Shovel-ready" projects made possible by having a creative economic development plans in place.

  • Artist-Driven Solutions for Community Change
    Artist-led initiatives stimulating creative responses to complex social and economic issues.

  • Facing Facts: Getting Results with Data
    The sometimes surprising political and financial consequences of data collection.

  • Building Your Capacity: Creative Leadership in the Creative Sector
    Day-to-day needs, cross-sector relationships, workforce development, regionalism, and the creativity at the heart of it all.
  • What's next? Drafting a Regional Agenda
    Key themes and actionable items for a New England-wide regional agenda for the creative sector.

Connecting Creative Communities is co-presented by:
City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, David N. Cicilline, Mayor and the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with: Americans for the Arts Animating Democracy, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, COOL/Cultural Affairs & Special Events, City of Lowell, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, The MacDowell Colony, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Worcester Cultural Coalition.
Co-sponsored by:
Brown University's John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Providence Phoenix.

Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
617.951.0010 x527

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