CREATIVE INTERVENTIONIST CONVENING
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA // APRIL 13-15, 2018
"CELEBRATING CULTURE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS"
The Creative Interventionist Convening brings together creators and doers from around the country to share what they are discovering in their communities, to learn from each other, to amplify their work, and to create impactful projects. The Convening will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, a rapidly expanding city that has one of the lowest socioeconomic mobility stats in the country. Charlotte is discovering new ways to honor and preserve the stories of its neighborhoods while embracing this new growth.
The Convening will set the stage nationally for where this work is currently, actively focus on neighborhood level projects and impact, and develop tools to insert art and culture at the center of neighborhood development. We will celebrate Charlotte’s neighborhoods and collaborate with local residents to discover ways to develop Charlotte authentically and compassionately. Participants at the Convening will include League Fellows from around the country, artists, creators, makers and partners of the League of Creative Interventionists.
DAY 1: "BE CURIOUS"
FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH
Start the convening by connecting with others and tapping into what is possible when we are curious together. Hear from and engage with national change-makers and artists about groundbreaking projects they have done in their communities and meet fellow creators who will inspire you to be more effective leaders, facilitators and makers.
Speaker Sessions featuring:
Anne Koller, Executive Director, LOCI
Charles Thomas, Program Director, Knight Foundation (Charlotte)
Charlotte City Official - to be revealed
Keynote Speaker - to be revealed
Stephanie Leonardi, Head of Build Corps, Akron
Muneer Bahauddeen, Peace Post, Milwaukee
Dan Parham, CEO, Neighborland
National leaders in community-based art
CHARLOTTE DEEP DIVE
DAY 2: "CO-CREATE AND ADAPT"
SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
8:30AM - 9:30PM
Discover Charlotte through tours and small group learnings to learn how local artists and organizations are utilizing culture in their work. Join us in the evening for a showcase and collaborative art experience hosted by the Charlotte Fellows Chapter.
8:30 - 9:30am // Historic West End Tour
9:00 - 10:00am // Local leaders speaker sessions
10:00 - 12:00pm // Fellow Projects + Feedback
12:00 - 1:30pm // Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm // Charlotte Study Tour
5:30 - 7:00pm // Communal Dinner
7:30 - 9:30pm // Showcase Art Event hosted by Charlotte League of Creative Interventionists with a Collaborative Art Experience by Ben Koller and Muneer Bahauddeen at a secret location.
DAY 3: "EXECUTE AND GENERATE"
SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH
FELLOWS AND MENTORS ONLY
Fellows will work directly with experienced practitioners in their fields, have one-on-one mentorship time and have a task force supporting them in executing their projects and preparing for the year ahead.
8:00 - 9:00am // Mentor Time
9:00 - 10:00am // Fellow Workshops
Timeline and Budget - Jenny Wiley and Rachel Hollar
Communication - Claudia Amaro and David Moore
Engagement - Krista Canellakis, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco and Alex Pemberton, Yellow Brick Street Team
Measuring Impact - Anna Muessig, Gehl Architects
10:00am - 12:30pm // Break out into Project Task Forces
12:30pm // Next Steps and Close