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Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit: Field Workshops

June 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Field workshops are a cross between a field trip and a brainstorming session, and they are intended for creative placemaking practitioners

All field workshops will be offered SIMULTANEOUSLY on Friday, June 19 from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and participants will receive a boxed lunch. Please only register yourself for one, as you will only be able to attend one. Space is limited.

WORKSHOP A: Chester, PA: Leadership and Renewal Through the Arts

Instructors: Ulysses Slaughter, Devon Walls, Laurie Zierer.

During this experiential Field Workshop, participants will hear from Chester Made partners, including the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, about how they are using arts & humanities and Creative Placemaking to enhance the development of Overtown Chester. Participants will tour several businesses on the Avenue of States, including MJ Freed Performing Arts Theater and the Chester Made Makerspace, and will collaborate on a participatory art project as a closing activity.

WORKSHOP B: Color Me Back

Instructors: Nadia Malik, Alvin Tull, Emily Crane

Mural Arts Philadelphia leader Nadia Malik will present on using participatory public art to advance individual and community health outcomes. Participants will be required to travel to the Color Me Back studio at Suburban Station to participate in this session (assuming we will not provide transportation for this). They will begin by learning from Porch Light program Director, Nadia Malik, about MAP’s Porch Light program goals, and the different models that Mural Arts employs in working with adults struggling with housing insecurity, mental illness, trauma, and/or chemical dependency. Then they will focus learning about the innovative new program, Color Me Back: A Same Day Work and Pay Program and engage in hands on activities/mural painting led by the artists who work in this unique space. Conversation, curiosity, and questions are encouraged in this opportunity to learn about what works, what we have discovered along the way, and what folks should be mindful of in creating similar programs.

WORKSHOP C: Creative Placemaking On the Go: the Power of Partnership

Instructors: Jerry Puryear and Cass Green

Join us in an inter-active session discussing MCCP’s “Fine Art Through Our Eyes Community” Arts Initiative’s sustainability, expansion, increased capacity, resident engagement, and innovations in creative placemaking/keeping and its impact throughout West Philly and neighboring communities through creativity, connections, cultural/community collaborations, partnerships, and alliances. The session will include highlights of neighborhood art & cultural assets, mapping, knowledge sharing with local art, agency and community collaborators, and conclude with a tour of FATOE’s Artbus (retrofitted airport shuttlebus formally featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phila Assembled Exhibition). The ArtBUS serves as our mobile art classroom for creative place-making on the Go. Participants will receive a Collaborators Mapping Template for “On the Go Place-making.”


3141 Chestnut St
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States