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CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WEBINAR | Activating the Creative Economy: A case study of the Steel Yard and Public Projects

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Recorded Webinar Access (Individual)
Get access now to a high quality recording of this 60-minute session and watch it as much as you like over the next 30 days. Upon purchase you will receive a private access code to watch the recording online.
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A Creative Placemaking Webinar with Artscape

Activating the Creative Economy: A case study of the Steel Yard and Public Projects


RECORDED WEBINAR (60 Minutes)

Featured Speaker
Howie Sneider, Executive Director, the Steel Yard, Providence, RI

Facilitator
Pru Robey, Vice President and Director, Creative Placemaking Lab, Artscape, Toronto

Live Webinar Description

Founded in 2001, the Steel Yard sits on the former Providence Steel and Iron complex in Providence, Rhode Island. The non-profit was founded around the idea that people could be reconnected to the process of making which would open up new possibilities for the incubation of industrial arts and small business. An exemplary project in creative placemaking, the Steel Yard leverages the existing assets of this former industrial site and was developed collaboratively over time with grassroots efforts of local artists and community members. Home to many programs serving a wide range of practices, the Steel Yard is preparing to set out on planning the next phase of its evolution. Join us to understand how this successful project is evolving and learn about the exciting Public Projects program and Community Arts Courses that contribute to its sustainability.


You Will Learn

  • About the Steel Yard’s evolution, purchase and development of a historic site still being used for its historic purpose on a new scale
  • About the spaces and programs that make up the Steel Yard
  • About Public Projects’ innovative revenue generating program that utilizes public infrastructure budgets to fund the creation culturally-rich amenities
  • About working with municipalities and activating the local creative economy by creating jobs for artists
  • About the Steel Yard’s plans for expansion, increased programming and reach

 



About the Speakers
 

Howie Sneider was born in Syracuse, NY. His childhood exploration of the forests and abandoned quarries of central New York encouraged his sense of wonderment and discovery. He moved to Providence in 1998 to attend RISD where he studied sculpture and photography. He is the Executive Director at the Steel Yard, where he has been an active community and staff member since 2005.

In 2007 he received a Providence Arts and Business Council Encore award for his public art and community organizing through the Steel Yard’s Public Projects department. He has taught welding, fabricating, sculpture and drawing and has collaborated with over 100 other local artists to create functional and decorative public art throughout Southern New England. Visit the Steel Yard online at thesteelyard.org


Pru Robey is a passionate advocate for the transformative impact the arts and culture have on the lives of individuals and communities. Throughout her career, the development of innovative, multi-sector approaches to support cultural sector development, creative economy activation and sustainable urban regeneration has been a centerpiece of her work. Pru has over 30 years of experience as a consultant, researcher, manager, promoter and funder in the arts, culture and creative industries in Canada and the UK. As Vice President and Creative Placemaking Lab Director at Toronto-based Artscape, Pru takes the lead in new project research and development and on major research initiatives; directs a suite of programs and services designed to build the capacity of communities internationally to undertake creative placemaking; and advises communities internationally on strategies to support city-building through the arts. She designed and teaches Canada’s only undergraduate course in Creative Placemaking for the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council. 
Visit Artscape online at artscapediy.org and artscape.ca
 
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FAQ

We have several staff members who would like to attend; does each person need to register?
Yes, pricing is per person. If you would like multiple staff to attend please select group registration. Creative Placemaking Webinars are a part of Artscape's knowledge sharing activities. Each registration supports the work we do as a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

I can no longer attend; can I get a refund for my registration?
All sales are final. You will have access to watch the recording as often as you wish for 30 days after purchase.

Photo Credit: Youth walking outside Inner-City Arts, courtesy of Inner-City Arts

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