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Civic Engagement and Social Activism in the Arts

A two-day event with nationally recognized Stephanie Bleyer of Six Foot Chipmunk. On Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m., Stephanie will share her extensive knowledge on "Nuts and Bolts of Creating, Funding and Staffing an Engagement Campaign." Using stories from her career in social activism, which has taken many forms and started early. In her super engaging style, she'll cover:

  • Setting goals
  • Creating the plan
  • Effective partnering
  • Finding your audience
  • Measuring impact
  • Fundraising
  • Managing interns

On day two, May 2, at 12 p.m., hear from our local celebrities on the topic in a mini panel, followed by a 3-hour speed-dating-style clinic with experts who can answer questions one-on-one on your projects and ideas.  Sit with each person for 15 minutes of personal time with each expert, then move to the next. By the end of the day, you'll feel confident and ready to speak up on behalf of the issues you care about most.

Register for Day 1: May 1, 6-8:30 p.m.

Register for Day 2: May 2, 12 - 4 p.m. ($10 charge to help us cover costs of refreshments and speakers)

Both days will take place at Negative SPACE Gallery:

3820 Superior Avenue Cleveland
Asian Town Center, 2nd Floor
Cleveland , Ohio 44114

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