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Community & Collaboration

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

About Casey Caldwell

Casey Caldwell is a director, writer, actor, and the head of Ratatat Theater Group in…

About Angela Goerner

Angie Goerner is the Program and Development Director of Hamiltonian Artists, a competitive two-year professional…

About Andrew Shea

I have an eclectic background and have managed to stay active in three of the…

About Amanda Thompson

While urban planning and dance may seem like an unlikely pairing, for the past 10…

About Alma Guzman

Alma is a native Angeleno and has worked as an arts administrator in Los Angeles…

About Al Letson

I’m a playwright/performance poet/actor/public radio host/producer. I’m working on a play about mass incarnation, the…

About Alex Macharia

My name is Alex Macharia and am a creative writer, actor and comedian. I have…

About Abdul Karim Hakib

Abdul Karim Hakib is a Theatre for development practitioner, who specializes in the use of…

About Daniel Harris

Danny Harris is an internationally recognized storyteller and entrepreneur. A graduate of Princeton and former…

About Rachel Reynolds Luster

I’m a mom, fiddler, artist, librarian, and community organizer. My project is the Oregon County…

Committing to Engagement

Are we asking our customers what they want simply to inform programming decisions that will put butts in seats, or so our organizations can become more representative of the communities we serve?

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.”