New City Arts Initiative is “Taking it to the Streets” with one-day workshop

An important announcement about Charlottesville arts and community initiatives:

New City Arts Initiative is hosting “Taking it to the Streets” Using the Arts to Transform Your Community, a One Day Workshop on the power of the Arts and Artists in Community Transformation.

The Event

Title: “Taking it to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community”

Content: Creating Arts Based Community Projects & Developing Arts Based Learning Tools

Time: Saturday November 7th, 2000, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: The Baptist Student Center (1500 Jefferson Park Avenue)

Costs: $20 (Light Refreshments & Lunch Provided)

Registration: Register online at

There will be plenary and interactive break-out sessions.

The Players

This is our first big event, and we are bringing the founders of Build a Bridge International ( to town. This is a group that has international experience in teaching diverse artists to use their skills for the good of their community. They are very capable guides to help us think through what we would like to see occur in our city.

Who Should Attend?

Artists, Educators, Students, Churches, Community Organizations, Practitioners serving children, families and youth and ANYONE interested in art and community change. Our hope is for many different organizations, churches and individual artists to come together for the day, consider the tools at our disposal, and have a conversation about next steps in our city.


Drs J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early, Founders of BuildaBridge International

Dr. Amy Sherman, Director of Center for Faith in Communities

Wade Bradshaw, President of New City Arts Initiative

We could use your help

Please consider being a Sponsor to cover food, travel and advertising. We are trying to keep the price low for those attending. Consider a gift of $100 or more. Checks should be made payable to New City Arts Initiative and received by November 1st, 2009.

Please help us get the word out. We want this to be city-wide and bring together people from all perspectives who want to consider how to harness the arts for hope in families and communities. Please consider advertising this workshop on your events calendar, in your newsletter and to your members or friends.

Please consider attending or sponsoring members of your organization to attend this exciting event. This will be both a personal and professional development opportunity.

For questions or further information:



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