Tools and Techniques
Designed to supply practical tools on specific issues, choose your own adventure based on the skills you want to develop. Workshops will include practical information on diverse ways to fund your work, as well as tips on understanding and measuring your impact. You’ll find workshops to help you tell compelling narratives about your work and capture them on video for broader audiences. Facilitated peer-to-peer discussions will help you address common challenges in creative placemaking that no toolkits have tackled. We also invite you to dig in with us on field-wide discussions about knowledge and resources.
TUESDAY, MAY 22
CROWDFUNDING IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD
Led by ioby
Who better to support your project than the local community members who care about it? In this session you’ll learn how to organize all kinds of capital—cash, social networks, in-kind donations, volunteers, advocacy—and create a grassroots crowdfunding campaign uniquely tailored to your community. This session will be led by Jennifer Allen, a Leader Success Strategist at ioby. She is excited to take participants beyond the allure of crowdfunding and into the strategies that make a crowdfunding campaign successful.
EVALUATION WITH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LENS
Led by Success Measures
This session will introduce you to a series of evaluation tools and methods commonly used in the community development sector, whether the goal is to measure changes to a place or to the people in that place. Learn how to gather data and information in a way that is both rigorous and fits into your day-to-day schedule, and share your own approaches to measurement and evaluation. Nancy Kopf, Director, Success Measures Evaluation Services, and Success Measures’ lead consultant on community level evaluation, Eileen Flanagan, will draw on their deep community development evaluation experience to share examples of evaluations conducted by organizations of all sizes and capacities. You will hear about evaluation strategies and practical approaches which you can adapt and use. Discussion will include participants’ thoughts about how to incorporate creative strategies and the role artists can and do play in evaluating outcomes.
SHORT FILMS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Led by DIYdoc
The developers of this free iPhone app, and the ArtPlace communications team will lead a workshop on how to make easy, free, social-media-ready two-minute films that tell the story of a person, your organization, and your projects. All 2017 funded projects should attend.
Led by Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Communities around the country are developing new and creative ways to counteract displacement. Join Eli Moore and Sasha Graham, two of the artists and organizers behind Staying Power, an arts-integrated anti-displacement policy strategy in Richmond, California, for a learning and working session. Hear about local, regional, and national scale efforts, and share anti-displacement work happening at home. Those who are actively working on anti-displacement strategies at local, regional, and/or national levels are especially encouraged to join us for this interactive working session to share resources around local policies, land trusts, and more
CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOLS - WHAT EXISTS? WHERE ARE THEY? WHAT'S MISSING?
Led by the Kresge Foundation
What creative placemaking resources can help enhance your work, and where can you find them? We’ll explore an array of resources – looking at where people are finding knowledge – and together identify resources that still need to be developed.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
EXPANDING YOUR FUNDRAISING REPERTOIRE
Led by DAISA Enterprises
DAISA Enterprises will facilitate a workshop that harvests the knowledge from everyone in the room around their sources of funding. Hear about the approaches your peers have taken to creatively identify, attain, and leverage alternative resources to support creative placemaking work. Come prepared to discuss what aspects of fundraising you are finding most challenging, to share some of your own most creative or surprising funding you’ve attained, and to engage in thinking about additional capital options in your work through small group, interactive conversations. To maximize your participation, please bring a copy of or prepare to access your own list of revenue sources.
EVALUATION WITH AN ARTS AND CULTURE LENS
Led by Animating Democracy
This session will introduce you to the Aesthetics Perspectives framework, and help you think critically about the different kinds of artistic attributes your projects contain along with the implications for evaluation. Hear from founder Evan Weissman about the aesthetics of Warm Cookies of the Revolution and why they matter. Then, walk, talk and listen to consider how aesthetics play a role in your creative placemaking and its impact?
STORYTELLING BEST PRACTICES
Led by Storytellers for Change
When was the last time you were moved to tears by a press release? Right, thought so. Check out some award-winning strategies for “heart-leading” communications. This workshop will move you, as all good stories should, and you’ll take away great strategies for storytelling success.
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE FROM THE ARTISTS' PERSPECTIVE
Led by Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Collaboration in creative placemaking can be daunting for both artists and non-artists alike. Featuring the experiences and challenges of artists as a launch point, this session is designed to help take your partnership practice to the next level by examining what goes into successful (and not-so successful) cross-sector relationship development.
THE CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FIELD AND ARTPLACE'S STRATEGIC CONTRIBUTION
Led by Margy Waller
ArtPlace is embarking on a new strategic direction with the hopes of building a stronger creative placemaking field. Come share your thoughts on what the field needs to become stronger and create more opportunities for people to engage in working in this way. Field leaders, including Arizona State University, The Kresge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace are eager to hear your ideas and thoughts.
Our hashtag throughout the summit is #ArtPlaceSummit. For more details and live updates go to the ArtPlace Summit Guidebook App.