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Arts, Culture and Community Organizing: What Can these Sectors Gain from One Another?

The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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What is Community Organizing? What does it have to do with Arts and Culture?  How can communities, artists, and arts and culture organizations benefit from a blended practice and expanded vision? Using recent organizational shifts and new artist-led placemaking programs, Springboard for the Arts, a growing economic development organization for artists, shares examples of why arts-based community building matters for the health, vibrancy and success of people, communities and places.

Laura Zabel is executive director of Springboard for the Arts, an artist-led economic development agency based in Minnesota. Springboard applies the creative process to reframe conversations, develop unconventional partnerships, and devise simple solutions that create reciprocal relationships between artists and communities. Laura recently received the Visionary Leader award from the Harvard Club and MN Council of Nonprofits. She has been one of Minneapolis Business Journal's 40 Under Forty and Minnesota Monthly’s 12 Minnesotans Who Can See the Future. Laura serves on advisory boards for the Knight Foundation, Twin Cities LISC, Minnesota Theater Alliance and the University of Kansas.Laura is also an actor and lives in Minneapolis with her comedy writer husband and 6-year old daughter.

Jun-Li Wang is a connector of people, places and ideas. As Artist Community Organizer at Springboard for the Arts, she directs the Community Development Program that organizes and empowers artists, builds reciprocal relationships between communities and their artists, and trains artists to address community interests – locally, regionally and nationally. Jun-Li has extensive local and international experience in asset-based community development, neighborhood leadership, and training.

Registration and coffee will begin at 8 a.m. The discussion will start at 8:30, including questions and discussion, and will end at 10 a.m.

Parking in the lot will be complimentary courtesy of of the Great Lakes Science Center. Park in the lower level, and we will hand out vouchers at the registration table.

Great Lakes Science Center is generously offering guests to the Arts and Culture Roundtable complimentary general admission tickets and a discounted rate of $10 per guest into the Titanic exhibition! Participants who would like to take advantage of this can ask CPAC staff for a voucher at the event. The voucher can then be traded at the box office for discounted admission.

Please post questions ahead of time to our Creative Compass forum. We'll share these posts with the event moderator prior to the live discussion. The Arts and Culture Roundtable is a forum for representatives from the arts and culture community to come together and discuss common concerns and solutions. 

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made possible by:

The Cleveland Foundation    Cuyahoga Arts & Culture    The George Gund Foundation   The Kresge Foundation   Kulas Foundation   John P. Murphy Foundation Ohio Arts Council

Have questions about Arts, Culture and Community Organizing: What Can these Sectors Gain from One Another?? Contact The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

When & Where

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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CPAC is dedicated to strengthening and unifying greater Cleveland's arts and culture sector.

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