The Center will be offering a workshop on Community Building through Storytelling later this spring! How did we know we were ahead of the trend!
Do you have what it takes to be a Creative Placemaker?
Want to learn more about what Creative Placemaking is and what it takes to be the Artist Leader in your community?
Hosted by Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology Theatre program, the Center for Creative Placemaking will present a 3-hour broad look at this new opportunity field for professional artists from all disciplines and graduate arts and design majors.
We’ll talk about artists engaging in a civic capacity, deliberative culture, becoming an agent of change for sustainable community growth. We’ll look at ways you can create new avenues for your art as well as a possible new professional pathway for you through social-centric entrepreneurship!
Join the CCP team and a group of your NJ professional artist colleagues with whom we’ve been exploring all of this for an evening that is sure to stretch your mind, set the wheels turning and open up a new world of possibilities for you!
City of Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Morris Arts’ Director of Community Engagement, Kadie Dempsey, will join CCP’s Joe Barris and Suzanne Ishee to discuss “How to Harness the Creative Energy in Your Community.” Director of Arts Programs for the Dodge Foundation, Sharnita Johnson, will serve as moderator.
Forum attendees include state and municipal officials, planners, real estate professionals and redevelopment practitioners, designers, bankers, funders, sustainability experts, cultural leaders, community development officials, chamber members and more!
There is still time to register for this dynamic annual event!
Join Center for Creative Placemaking’s VP Stuart Koperweis in Jersey City on March 5:
Morning Keynote: The Future of Jersey City: The City’s Vision for Development and Economic Growth
Hear From: Marcos D. Vigil, Deputy Mayor, City of Jersey City
Interview with: Stuart Koperweis, Vice President, Center for Creative Placemaking and Millennium Strategies, LLC
* How will Jersey City’s economy benefit from a re-surging Downtown Manhattan?
* What are the factors driving economic growth in Jersey City?
* What is the current Jersey City administration’s vision of new development and re-positioning of assets?
* How are the arts connecting commercial real estate development/redevelopment and housing?
* What are the unique public-private JVs underway in support of this?
In fact, over 5,000 of you visited our site since our launch in 2014! We’re looking forward to a fabulous 2015 — join us for the ride!
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
CCP’s Suzanne Ishee was invited to contribute as a guest blogger for the National Association of Realtors.
Creative Placemaking? What in the world does that have to do with me? My field is real estate, not the arts and culture! But….on second thought, I’m hearing a lot of talk these days about how the arts are making downtowns more vibrant and attracting more businesses. And my clients do like to meet their friends in ‘happening’ places. I keep seeing this ‘Creative Placemaking’ term pop up and it seems to be equated with a lot of positive impact on local economies. And I know the big buzz word right now is ‘sustainability.’ Better quality of life throughout our neighborhoods? Happy business people? Smart growth? Wait, maybe there is more to this than I first thought.
Congratulations to CCP’s Treasurer Barbara Heisler on her appointment as the Executive Director of GlassRoots, a youth-serving arts organization in Newark. Another example of how the arts change communities! Read more here.