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The Artist as Problem Solver Workshop

The Artist as Problem Solver Workshop

The Artist as Problem Solver:
Understanding the Role of Artists and Arts Organizations in
Community Building, Placekeeping, and Cultural Sustainability

Presented by The Joyce Foundation and Big Car Collaborative

Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 2018
Big Car/Tube Factory artspace
1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

As part of its ongoing effort to support the capacity of artists and arts organizations to create artworks and cultural participation opportunities that transform their communities, The Joyce Foundation (based in Chicago and supporting artists cities in the Great Lakes Region — including Indianapolis — through the Joyce Awards), is partnering with Indianapolis-based placemaking and socially engaged arts nonprofit, Big Car Collaborative to host an engaging and immersive, two-day convening beginning with an evening keynote and panel on March 1 at 5 p.m, and ending on March 2 at 5 p.m., after a full day of sessions.
This event (which is open to everyone but limited by space so please RSVP soon — links below) is for individual artists, leaders from arts and community organizations, city and neighborhood leaders who collaborate with artists, community organizers, entrepreneurs, urban planners and placemakers, funders, researchers, and others interested in the role of the arts in fostering community vitality in general in Indianapolis and the Great Lakes Region.
The aim of this interactive convening is to deepen and widen the conversation around placemaking to include the critical work of community building and placekeeping in established, economically vulnerable, or demographically fluctuating communities. Centered around first-hand case studies and tool-sharing, the goal of these two days is to provide opportunities for learning and network building that may lead to future collaborations and exchanges.In addition to nationally and regionally recognized speakers and panelists, everyone who attends will be asked to share their areas of expertise, current initiatives, and needs for additional assistance. Time will be allotted to organize around synergies, themes and resource needs.
Please register as soon as possible via the links below to hold your spot. Again, seats will be limited to ensure an inclusive and interactive convening. The final agenda will be disseminated to all registrants.
Registration details:Please register via the links below by February 16 to help us with planning.

Click here to RSVP for opening keynote panel and reception on March 1
Click here to RSVP for full-day convening featuring panels and workshops on March 2
Please remember to RSVP and register for each day separately

Schedule (full agenda coming soon)
Thursday, March 1, 5-7:30 p.m. (opening keynote panel & reception — followed by optional coordinated small-group dinners)
Friday, March 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (full day of panels and workshops)