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
LOCATION: McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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.
5:30-6:00PM - Hors d'oeuvres, Mix and Mingle
6:00PM - Hunter Franks, Founder, League of Creative Interventionists, Why We Are Here:
6:10PM - Speaker Sessions featuring:
Charles Thomas, Charlotte Program Director, Knight Foundation "Growing Neighborhoods Equitably"
Julie Eiselt, Mayor Pro Tem, Charlotte City Council "How Neighborhood Leaders Can Impact Their Cities"
Dan Parham, CEO, Neighborland "Everything Big Starts Small"
Stephanie Leonardi, Head of Build Corps, Akron "Educating and Employing Youth"
- Anne Koller, Executive Director, League of Creative Interventionists "Coming Home to 53205"
Muneer Bahauddeen, Peace Post, Milwaukee "Our Time is Now: Artists as Necessary Leaders"
CHARLOTTE DEEP DIVE
DAY 2: "CO-CREATE AND ADAPT"
SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
8:30AM - 10:00PM
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.
8:00 // Breakfast at Mosaic Village
8:30 - 9:30am // Historic West End Tour with Alysia Osborne, Director of Historic West End
9:00 - 9:30 am // Amy Herman/Amy Bagwell of Goodyear Arts
9:30 - 10:00 am // Sarah Hazel of City of Charlotte / No Barriers
10:00 - 12:00pm // Fellow Project Presentations + Feedback
12:00 - 1:30pm // Lunch
2:00 - 5:00pm // Choose from three Charlotte Adventures
5:00 - 7:00 // Group Dinners
8:00 - 10:00pm // Art Showcase Event hosted by Charlotte League of Creative Interventionists with a Collaborative Art Experience by Ben Koller and Muneer Bahauddeen at BLKTECHCLT Charlotte, Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Suite 105, Charlotte, NC. Buy your tickets now!
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: TOOLS & RULES
Anne Koller will go through the toolkit and rules of engagement for the Fellowship + Tools everyone will need
9:00-11:30: PROJECT WORKSHOPS
Workshop rotation with entire group. Each fellow will walk through a 30 minute workshop in the 5 categories and get help from workshop leaders on project integration. (Outlined below)
1. Budget & Payment = Jenny and David
2. Timeline & Milestones = Hunter + Alyssa
3. Partnership & Engagement = Alex and Krista
4. Design & Measuring Impact = Anna + Michelle
5. Communication = Claudia + Rachel
Each Fellow will be paired with their mentor and onsite mentor to ask questions, get help on next steps