Kenosha Creative Conversations: Developing a Community Cultural Plan

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A Community Cultural Plan for Kenosha…

Madison, Wisconsin created one. Learn how it came together and helps drive a community’s creative economy.

AnneKatzThe Kenosha Commission on the Arts is very excited and honored to welcome Anne Katz, President of Arts Wisconsin. Ann has been very involved in the creation of Madison, Wisconsin’s Cultural Plan. Anne will share a Wisconsin “State of the Arts” report and give us background on the importance of a community cultural plan and how Madison went about the process of developing their plan.

This event is hosted by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts and sponsored by the Kenosha Community Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served. Please register by Tuesday, November 11. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
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About Anne Katz, Executive Director Arts Wisconsin

Anne is Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s non-profit statewide community arts action, service, and development organization. Arts Wisconsin’s mission is to nurture, serve, promote and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities.

Anne has worked with arts organizations in Madison and across the country, including the Madison Civic Center, Madison Committee for the Arts, Madison Repertory Theatre, O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT; and The Big Apple Circus, New Dramatists, Inc., and The Feld Ballet in NYC.

The list of arts organizations which have benefited from Anne’s expertise and leadership in the arts is lengthy. A few examples include:– Arts Administration Fellow in the Locals Program of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988– Past chair of the State Arts Action Council– Member of the planning committee for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee–Member of the founding board of directors of the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association– Chair of the City of Madison’s Cultural Plan Steering Committee

As a nationally-known arts advocate, she has been a featured speaker at recent statewide arts and advocacy conferences in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Maine and Tennessee, as well as numerous arts, creative economy, education, economic development and civic conferences in Wisconsin.

She is a graduate of Brandeis University, with a B.A. degree in Theater Arts, and studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

Thursday November 13, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST
5:30 – Networking & appetizers
6:00 – Program

5014 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140


Meet James Carlson

Meet James Carlson

Meet James Carlson: James lives and works at the crossroads of the co-working and maker movement. After leaving high school at 16, James launched a successful career as an entrepreneur and technologist but never stopped looking over his shoulder at school. He founded The School Factory, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the business, education, and creative communities together to transform public learning.

In 2002, James engaged Milwaukee in creating Bucketworks, a health club for the brain. Bucketworks offers people and communities both a physical space and the tools to test-drive their ideas and their passions. Since Bucketworks opened its members have created more than 70 new programs and companies, ranging from high-tech startups to high schools, hundreds of pieces of art and technology, and thousands of events and experiences.

As the economy compressed in 2008 and 2009 and hundreds of similar spaces sprung up across America to support displaced workers and new entrepreneurs, James partnered with these spaces to form the Space Federation, a national network of creative maker environments that share resources, tools, and expertise.

To engage the business community in this conversation, James and his team created the Bucket Brigade, a for-profit company that brings the values of open source, open communication, and transparency into the workplace through social technology and social experiences.

At the heart of these efforts is James believes that all people are creative; each person has a genius which, given a place and the tools, will flourish.Through his work he strives to spark the creative potential in everyone, and change the game of economy, education, and community development.

James Carlson will be on of the keynote speakers at the “Kenosha Creative Summit”

Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53141
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City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts