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THURSDAY OCT 8

Plenary

2:00pm-3:15pm EDT

Sketch notes by Alson Chiu from Sketch Effect

Robert E. Gard Award Presentation

The Robert E. Gard Award celebrates exceptional leadership in the field of community arts development.

Divergent Thinking: Making New Connections

In this plenary, participants learn about, observe, and discuss ways of working and partnering for effective creative placemaking in diverse, challenging, and ever-changing circumstances. We hear about examples of effective, unconventional partnerships and ways to help form and support responsive and flexible collaborations. Speakers explore working with mixed goals and organizational cultures to identify synergy as well as potential pitfalls among key community players. They explore when it is appropriate for public sector agencies to push, when to follow, when to get out of the way, and how to better understand and help practitioners navigate complex partnerships.

Resources

Epicenter

Frontier Fellowship

WayPoint Green River Report

Utah Division of Arts & Museums Change Leaders

Sykes' Presentation
 

ArtPlace+DAISA Cultivating Community

Kresge FreshLo Report

Cultivating Community Across the Country

Ross's Presentation

Art at Work

Forest City Times

Marty Pottenger Ted Talk
Municipal-Artist Partnership Guide

Pottenger's Presentation

Continuum of Impact Guide

Barbara Schaffer

Bacon (moderator)

Co-director, Animating Democracy

Americans for the Arts

Maria

Sykes

Director

Epicenter

Marty

Pottenger

Founding Director

ART AT WORK

Daniel

Ross

CEO

DAISA Enterprises, LLC

Break

3:15pm-3:45pm EDT

Workshop Sessions

3:45pm-5:00pm EDT

Choose one of the three options. All will be recorded and video links will be made available after the Convocation.

 

Finding Common Ground: Aligning Community Goals

Goals and agendas of different community actors often seem disconnected or in competition for resources, validity, and attention. Effective placemaking requires alignment among key community partners. How do we go about helping communities find common ground and build synergy? How can good alignment multiply support from public, private, and philanthropic sectors?

 

Resources

English Transcript

Spanish Transcript

Bravo Greater Des Moines website

Regional Cultural Assessment website

Dix's Presentation

Sally

Dix

Executive Director

BRAVO Greater Des Moines

Recognizing Engagement: Doing the HOMEwork

Strong community engagement is integral to good placemaking. What happens when a community was not involved or organizational partners were not the right fit with each other or for community-based work? What can we learn from projects gone off track? When adjudicating grants, how can we tell whether applicants have done their homework?

Resources

English Transcript

Spanish Transcript

East 9th Street Placekeepers, Lawrence, KS

Rebuilding East 9th Street Together, Lawrence, KS

Whittier Neighborhood Mural Project, Sioux Falls, SD – Project Profile

Lowenstein's Presentation

Our Town Grant Program Guidelines

Partnership Requirement 

Our Town Grant Program Theory of Change

Our Town Technical Assistance Program Webinars (by LISC), including one focused on Community Engagement Methods and Techniques

Hughes' Presentation

 

Dave

Lowenstein

Artist

Lawrence, KS 

Jen

Hughes

Director of Design & Creative Placemaking

National Endowment for the Arts

Feeling & Healing: Trauma-Informed Grantmaking

Communities, like individuals, experience social, environmental, historic and other traumas that impact their needs and ability to function. How do funders recognize when community partners are seeing or not seeing trauma? What is trauma-informed grantmaking, and what insights can it offer for programs designed to support arts based community development?

Resources

English Transcript

Spanish Transcript

 

Matlin's Presentation

Rangel's Presentation

 

Samantha

Matlin, PhD

VP of Learning and Community Impact

Scattergood Foundation

Maria Cherry

Rangel

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Foundation for Louisiana