Friday, October 9, 2015

Next Creative Team Roundtable is January 27 in Hackensack, NJ

By Leonardo Vazquez

If you're on a Creative Team or arts council in New Jersey, or would like to start one in your town,
Creative Team Roundtable conversations, May 2015
please join us for the next Creative Team Roundtable, January 27 at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center.  This is a free peer learning and community building effort to help creative teams in New Jersey become more effective.

Talk about key issues facing your team or arts council with others like you.  Interested in public art? Building support from public officials?  Getting local property owners on board?    Get ideas and answers from your peers.

You'll also learn about the work of Creative Hackensack and efforts to make the city a new cultural hub and arts destination.  Then stay to network with your colleagues at General Poor's Tavern (cash bar).

The Center is located at 101 State Street in Hackensack  Get directions

This Creative Team Roundtable is produced by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in partnership with Creative Hackensack and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.  Please let us know if you'd like to host a future Roundtable.

Creative Team Roundtables are made possible in part by the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For more information, please contact NCCP Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez by email or at 973-763-6352.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit focuses on how to do well – and do good

By Leonardo Vazquez

The next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit will be Friday, March 18, from 9 am to 4 pm at Rutgers University – Newark in New Jersey. The daylong conference will explore how creative placemaking can build both social and financial equity in communities.

The Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit brings together arts administrators, artists, public officials, urban planners and others interested in making communities better through arts and culture.  It is a fun and inspiring daylong conference that offers participants many opportunities to learn about – and share their expertise – in the fast-growing field of creative placemaking.  In 2014, more than 250 people attended.  We expect more in 2016.

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America will be the keynote speaker.  Other confirmed speakers include Tom Dallessio, Publisher, Next City; Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers-University Newark; and Ommeed Sathe, Vice President – Impact Investments, Prudential Financial.

Last year's Summit drew more than 250 people.  Mural guru
Jane Golden speaking at last year's Summit.
The program is being developed, but we anticipate having sessions tailored to arts and arts administrators, developers and other members of the development community, and public officials and professionals involved in community and economic development.

Sustainable Jersey actions connected to arts and culture, incentivizing developers, and creative financing strategies to support arts and culture.

We are also planning at least one mobile workshop to an arts facility in North Jersey.
We will be announcing speakers and sessions soon.  Sponsorships are available and appreciated.
To learn more, contact Leonardo Vazquez, Executive Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, at or 973-763-6352  <<Karen: Do you want to be the contact?>>