Date: Monday, Oct. 4

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)



Lyz Crane, ArtsPlace America



Olivia Jiménez, Foundation Communities

Sarah Combs, University Area Community Development Corporation

Jun-Li Wang, Springboard for the Arts



Leaders in the community development and arts sectors continue to find creative ways to collaborate on common goals, but how do they overcome the well-documented differences between their ways of working? While community development and much of the funding and policy infrastructure that surrounds it focus on working backwards from specific outcomes, arts-based groups and artists strive to create a forward-moving community process that makes for authentic collaboration. Join this session to learn from community development and arts leaders who aim to bring together these different approaches in order to accomplish common goals centered on community empowerment.