Please help us create a toolkit for public affairs and cultural professionals who want to build, grow or sustain creative communities. The toolkit will help us define actions for Sustainable Jersey certification. It will also be the most comprehensive toolkit of its kind.
On July 27, 2011 starting at 10 am, at the Bloustein School, we’ll gather to do online research to find examples and stories from communities around the country. We'll look at how they plan and use existing resources, programming and outreach and awareness to support creative communities. We'll also explore the different ways communities connect the arts with the creative economy and environmentalism.
Everybody who participates will be asked to do guided research on one of 26 topics. Not a "researcher"? Don't worry. We'll give you training and guidance, as well as lend you a computer (if you don't have one available to bring.)
You can stay for as long or as little as you wish. Join us in the morning or in the afternoon -- anytime is a good time to build a creative placemaking tookit! We'll start at 10 and do as much as we can through the end of the day.
If you can join us, please send a note to Swena Gulati at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know what times you will be available, and whether you can bring your own laptop.
The school is at 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey. It is a 5-8 minute walk from the train station, and there's street parking and a parking garage nearby.
If you can't make it on July 27, but would like to help out, please Swena know. There will probably be follow up work to be done.
Hope you can make it. Yea, it's geeky, but we'll make it fun.
Questions? Feel free to email Arts Build Communities Director Leonardo Vazquez at email@example.com or call 732-932-3822, x711.