Many communities are looking to the Hub model to help to solve social challenges such as isolation, poverty, access to services and community space, as well as to share efficiencies, resources, and collaborate with other like-minded organizations. Artscape’s practice is rooted in “Creative Placemaking”, intentionally leveraging the power of the arts, culture and creativity to drive a broader agenda for growth, change and transformation. Creative Placemaking projects are about strengthening local economies, building resilient and socially inclusive communities and contributing to environmental sustainability.

Partnership is at the heart of Artscape’s practice, and has been a critical component in the development of our community cultural hub projects, including Daniels Spectrum, Artscape’s newest project located in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto.

Join Seema Jethalal, Managing Director for Daniels Spectrum, a cultural hub in Regent Park, Tim Jones, President and CEO of Artscape, and Noël Raymond, Co-Artistic Director, Pillsbury House Theatre/Co-Director, Pillsbury House in Minneapolis to learn about Community Cultural Hubs and the role of partnership building and community engagement in Creative Placemaking projects.

The session will feature short presentations by our panelists, followed by a facilitated discussion and Q+A session.

This webinar will answer questions such as:

How do community hubs support the communities they are located within?
What are some strategies for engaging the community in my project?
Why is cross-sector collaboration important in community cultural hubs?
What can the arts learn from the wider non-profit sector’s experience in community hub development?
How can arts and cultural facilities/activities contribute to the delivery of services by the wider non-profit sector?
Why is partnership and collaboration an essential component in Creative Placemaking projects?