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Creative Placemaking Panel in Providence, RI

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Date: 09/23/2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Southside Cultural Center 393 Broad Street, Providence

More Information: http://www.agmconnect.org/events/creative-placemaking-action

On Friday, September 23, 2016 the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island; the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism; the Rhode Island Foundation; and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are pleased to sponsor a panel on creative placemaking moderated by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America.

The panel will focus on how two Providence neighborhoods use arts and culture as an integral strategy for community development.  Panelists will discuss how arts organizations and community development organizations collaborate to create positive outcomes in neighborhoods.  They will also address how these community-based organizations articulate shared values and vision and talk about what makes their relationships work.

An optional tour of the Southside Cultural Center will immediately follow the panel.

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING IN ACTION

An interactive panel moderated by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America

Friday, September 23, 2016

Southside Cultural Center

393 Broad Street, Providence

10:00 am – noon

Stephanie Fortunato, Director, Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism

Meg Sullivan, Executive Director, Manton Avenue Project

Chris Ackley, Stewardship Manager, One Neighborhood Builders

Sebastian Ruth, Founder and Artistic Director, Community Music Works

Carola DeStafano, Board Treasurer, Southside Cultural Center

Carrie Zaslow, Program Officer, RI Local Initiative Support Corporation

Gina Rodriguez, Cultural Organizer, Southside Cultural Center/Illuminating Trinity

RI Latino Arts, representative TBA

The event is free and open to the public.

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. Its work on creative placemaking (projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development) brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies pioneered by Jane Jacobs and her colleagues, who believed that community development must be locally informed, human-centric, and holistic.

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island (GCRI) offers support and resources to funders statewide, including professional development and capacity building, collaborative programming and connections to local nonprofit organizations. As a member of the national Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, GCRI is part of the largest philanthropic network in the country, with more than 5,500 participating organizations, and provides local organizations with access to regional and national resources to increase the effectiveness of local community initiatives. 

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