Thursday, June 9, 2011

CCE Leadership

Monday was the second CCE leadership meeting. Neil, George, Evelyn, Ian, and Jim (myself) all attended. We started off sharing what we had been working on; George was really happy that we finally got a full mailing list of all of our creative economy contacts, fully grouped by cluster or DC council, as well as lists for the Mt. Auburn focus group and for brown bag lunch invitees (that did take forever though!).

After some debate, we determined the role that the CCE will have in the meetups we plan to stage for each of the clusters. The goal of each meetup will be to have the members of that cluster, with encouragement but not interference from us, identify a total of 9 projects that would be valuable to that cluster. Within that total of nine, we will ask them to find three political goals, three events/one-time projects, and three destinations, or physical locations they feel would be appreciated. We will also provide directions on how to sign up for if they would like to continue discussion of these ideas.

With the first meetup scheduled for next Tuesday the 14th, we will be sending out invitations today and hope to get a few dozen RSVPs!

Monday, June 6, 2011

CCE Up And Running

The Center for the Creative Economy is now moving forward with community building within the 6 creative economic clusters as outlined in the creative capital report. The CCE will be hosting several Brown Bag Lunches this summer, as well as a TEDx event coming up in September (date TBD).

We will be updating this blog with news about CCE meetings and developments as they happen! In fact, this afternoon will be a small meeting between George, Neil, Evelyn, Ian, and myself to discuss our progress this past week and make plans for a performing arts cluster meetup that we hope to host next week.

Also, make sure to save the date for our next Brown Bag Lunch with Andy Shallal, Wednesday June 22nd at noon in the District Office building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

CETA and the Arts

For those interested in the roll CETA played in support of artists throughout the US there are two documents that may be of interest. These documents are from the late 1970's and the early 1980's and focuse on CETA and the Arts.

One titled The Partnership of CETA and the Arts produced by the Employment and Training Administration has an introduction by then Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Ernest G. Green and by Lee Kimche Director, Institute of Museum Services.

The second is an analysis and documentation report prepared for the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy, Evaluation and Research and the Office of Comprehensive Employment Development and is executive summary is available. The title is CETA and Arts and Humanities: Fifteen Case Studies

Both are available by sending your request to

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cultural Leadership Programme UK

The cultural leadership programme is a two-year Treasury funded investment in excellence in leadership across the creative and cultural industries in the UK.

By supporting an ambitious range of activities and opportunities, the programme aims to nurture and develop world class, dynamic and diverse leaders for the 21st Century. Sponsored by a partnership between the Arts Council of England, Creative & Cultural Skills, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Creative & Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for Advertising, Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Design, Music, Performing, Visual and Literary Arts licensed by the Government to address the training and skills requirements of the Sector.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Artists Link Massachusetts

Artistlink is a new initiative which helps artists, developers and municipalities in the creation and preservation of affordable artist space in Massachusetts. It is new collaborative effort to create a stable yet dynamic environment for Massachusetts artists.

ArtistLink sees itself as a broker of information and an advocate for artists' needs. They work with artists, artist groups, arts-minded organizations, real estate developers, municipalities, and other proponents to develop artist spaces and a range of other real estate issues. ArtistLink also promotes the artist agenda in the state’s larger housing and space debate.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Downtown: The Economic and Fiscal Engine of the District of Columbia

Report is from a new occasional series of working papers prepared by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District to foster a dialogue about critical issues relating to Downtown Washington's economic, social and physical development.

This first Downtown Leadership Pager was authored by Richard H. Bradley, executive director of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District, and Gerry Widdicombe, director of Economic Development at the Downtown BID prepared this paper detailing Downtown's critical role in DC's extraordinary economic revival. The authors explain the factors that contributed to this rebirth, outline the need for sustained economic growth and suggest strategies for maintaining this momentum.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Urbancode Magazine

Stuart Greenwell has created the Urbancode magazine. Issue # 3, of this new and exciting arts magazine, is now ready for you to download. Download the latest issue, or previous issues.
For best results save to your hard drive and view in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Washington DC creative community needs more Stuart Greenwells'.