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Cultural Plan Planning Studio: Creative Economic Development
October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) is facilitating the planning process for Creative Providence 2021: A Cultural Plan for the Creative Sector.
The City’s first Cultural Plan was published in 2009 after an 18-month long community planning process which brought together arts and culture nonprofits, individual artists, arts educators, producers, and investors to create a sector wide agreed upon vision, goals, and strategies. Since then Creative Providence has served as a dynamic blueprint for strengthening the creative sector and as a community-wide guide to public policy, public initiatives and private investments in the arts. Now at the ten year mark, ACT and creative partners are reassessing our sector’s goals and strategies with plans to release the second Cultural Plan in summer 2020.
In 2019 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded $40,000 to ACT to steward the Creative Providence planning process. Planning activities will include public meetings, creative studios, in-person interviews and surveys to explore the current strengths and weaknesses of the capital city’s creative community.
The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism is thrilled to be working with a team of three Artist-Facilitators and five Sector Alchemists as lead partners in co-design and facilitation. We welcome Providence community members, artists, and creative workers to participate in the following series of events (dates and registration links will be provided as they are organized):
Planning Studios: September-November 2020
Art in Public Places: 9/15/2020, 3-5pm
Join The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism for a conversation about cultural participation and finding ways to enhance opportunities for every resident to have arts experiences in their neighborhoods.
The Future of Arts Teaching and Learning: 10/7/2020, 3-5pm
Join the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative for a conversation about lifelong learning in the arts, including opportunities for K-12 in- school and out-of-school learning as well as programs for adults and elders.
Creative Economic Development: 10/13/2020, 2-4pm
Join The Steel Yard for a conversation that looks at creatives through the lens of employers and jobs in the for-profit and nonprofit creative industries.
To register: https://artculturetourism.com/mix-it-up/
Art and Well-being: 10/14/2020, 1-3pm
Join Rhode Island Black Storytellers for a conversation inspired by the work of Providence artists already working at the intersection of arts, health, and climate justice.
Public Awareness, Tourism and Advocacy: 10/19/2020, 2-4pm
Join the Providence Cultural Equity Initiative for a conversation about Providence’s cultural tourism development, promotion of the creative sector and advocacy.
The Creative Workforce: 10/20/2020, 1-3pm
Join AS220 for a conversation about artist development and supporting individual artists to live, work, and thrive in Providence.
Resilient Nonprofits: TBD, November 2020
Join Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island for a deep dive on our creative nonprofits and their resiliency.