This webinar aired on April 22, 2020.
Artists and local government leaders can work together to bring innovative and creative capacities to achieve civic goals, improve the workings of government, and benefit community residents. But how can these same arts-based skills and strategies help city staff deal with times of crisis?
Nicole Crutchfield, Director of Planning and Development from the City of Fargo, ND, and project partner Rachel Asleson from Reach Partners, shared information about the Fargo Project and their work to develop arts-based strategies to address the challenges faced by the city’s stormwater management system. They also shared how efforts came to influence the way they manage projects, and how their experiences are now supporting their department’s approach to the COVID-19 crisis.
Key points from the webinar:
How arts and culture strategies can help develop skills that city staff need to adapt to quickly changing circumstances.
How team members can communicate about arts-based strategies and how they can be harnessed as adaptive strategies in changing circumstances.
- The Fargo Project
- The Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking
- Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action
- Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersect with Public Safety
- Farther, Faster Together- How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress
- Cultivating Creativity: Exploring Arts and Culture in Community Food Systems Transformation
- Resilience for All: Striving for Equity through Community-driven Design
- Integrating Artists and City Planning
- Municipal Artist Partnerships