March 15, 2017 10:04 PMCategory: Uncategorized

Training programs for artist and civic/transportation collaboration

Join us for the third webinar in our series exploring the role of arts and culture in transportation planning and community development. In this session we will discuss training programs that prepare artists to work directly with civic, municipal and transportation professionals.
While artists have become increasingly integrated into civic problem-solving, artists and other professionals working in the community development and transportation spheres do not necessarily speak the same language, answer to the same stakeholders, or work within the same timelines. With the proliferation of new programs integrating arts and culture into community development — like municipally sponsored artist-in-residence programs — artists and cultural producers need to be trained to work with government agencies and community members, and to inhabit interdisciplinary roles that extend beyond the traditional duties of an artist.
Recognizing this need, several organizations across the country–including the Regional Arts Commission Community Arts Training Institute in St. Louis, Intermedia Arts’ Creative Community Leadership Institute in Minneapolis, Nashville Metro Arts Commission’s Learning Lab, Creative Capital’s Community Engagement Workshop, and the Center for Performance and Civic Projects–have launched programs to train artists and cultural workers to facilitate smoother collaborations and better projects.
Register to join us on Thursday, March 23rd 2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT for our online discussion about civic arts training programs and hear from experts who have trained, taught or worked alongside alumni.

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