371 - Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Community

Thursday, September 28
1:30 PM–2:45 PM

Location: Room RO9

Days: Thursday, 28 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Recreation & Sports Programming
Session Type: Education Session

Parks departments are uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of access to arts and cultural opportunities, which engage, create a sense of place and give voice to diverse communities. This session will explore how both hands-on and experiential programming can be a vibrant part of any parks department's offerings, when designed to meet the needs of your community. Robust, well designed arts programs not only unite diverse audiences, they can be a catalyst for addressing social equity.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Be able to identify a community challenge or opportunity where arts can be used to solve the problem.
Understand how to leverage resources (both dollars and partnerships) to create greater art opportunity for your participants.
Understand how practical application of art programming can bridge social equity gaps that may exist in your community.