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YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY IF YOU:
- Build community and have active community relationships
- Have significant experience working in areas such as, but not limited to, community organizing, arts, education, native sovereignty, public systems, health care, youth development, community and economic development and housing
- Are open to new experiences, relationships, collaborations and potential partnerships with others in this field
- Are ready to engage with new ideas and transform the way you work to more effectively meld community development and the arts in community-building strategies
- Are willing to step forward and make a difference in your community; and
- Can commit to the dates and times scheduled for the Institute
THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE WILL ...
Select up to 25 fellows (approximately half from the community development field and half from the arts/culture field) through an application and interview selection process based on commitment to exploring new ways of working, experience and personal development goals;
Be led by a core faculty of three highly respected and experienced professionals in the field of community cultural development: William Cleveland, Wendy Morris, and Erik Takeshita. In addition to our core faculty, national leaders in the field serve as resources for fellows;
Explore the history and ecology of arts-based community development, the creative process as a tool for change, standards of practice, program creation (design, assessment, advocacy and resource development), and strategies for effective partnerships, adaptive leadership, and sustainability; and
- Consist of hands-on learning activities, lectures/discussions, critical readings, site visits, case studies, community interactions, writing assignments, creative engagement with guest artists and other presenters from the field, and a laboratory project in which fellows collaboratively design an arts-based community development program.
The Creative Community Leadership Institute is a program of Intermedia Arts made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Bush Foundation and the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation. We share a mutual commitment to developing and supporting courageous leaders to work with their communities to identify assets and solve tough problems. In the "new normal," the future health of communities demands innovative, cross-sector leadership at every level.