Community & Collaboration

How to work well with others – partnerships, alliances, community engagement

Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

Michael Rohd shares the values that guide both organizations: Civic Health. Civic Equity. Civic Capacity.

On Values & Building Community

Inclusivity. Creativity & Innovation. Integrity. These are the values that drive Irfana Jetha Noorani work with the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Scott Kratz: Values

Intentionality, generosity and authenticity. These are the values Scott Kratz brings to the 11th Street Bridge Park.

The Commons

Growing up, the public library was a place that allowed Polly Carl, Director & Editor of HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons, to find belonging and access imagination. This introduction to a commons model is something that she’s carried with her and influences all that she brings as a leader to the organization. The commons model is all about inclusivity. Carl honors and encourages this through her work at HowlRound.

It’s a work in progress, but it’s crucial work

“It’s about them.” “We’re all alive.” “We’re all going through this crazy path of life.”…

Clyde Valentin: Values

Clyde Valentin, Director of the SMU Meadows Arts + Urbanism Initiative shares how values appear…

Ari Weinzweig: Congruency & Values

We promised a video this week featuring Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s and here it…

Taking Down the Hedges

Respect. Access. Inclusion. Transparency. Authenticity. These are the values held deeply by Hope McMath, Executive…

What is the place of cultural institutions within their communities?

NAS produces publications, videos and other management tools to inspire those working in the field…

Creative Placemaking & Cultural Entrepreneurship

One of the perks of working at NAS is the number of incredible leaders we…

A Community Organizing Approach to Placemaking

When a multi-year infrastructure project threatened to disrupt businesses and cut off neighborhoods along a six-mile stretch of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team at Springboard for the Arts saw a transformational opportunity. Their response was Irrigate, a creative placemaking initiative that mobilizes local artists to collaborate with businesses, organizations and community groups to “change the landscape of the corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun.”

What does your experience with building community relationships teach about healthy partnerships?

Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate ROOTS, talks about his approach to partnerships.

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Community of place

The Ethics of Process