The Charleston Creativity Connector working group is asking residents – funders, community members, businesspeople, academics, people of faith, elected officials, students, and teachers – to complete a brief survey to help make the path for artists to thrive in Charleston, WV.
The questions are meant to underscore the overall ecosystem affecting artists. It helps the group to see what is being done now and what could be done differently to improve conditions for artists. The tool outlines a spectrum of performance to spur continuous improvement among artists, arts professionals, and others who work with—or want to work with—artists.
Preliminary results from the survey will be shared at the Appalachian Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. The Summit will discuss ways in which small rural communities can address creative placemaking in a way that is socially and geographically relevant to them. Topics include building arts in rural and isolated areas, creative placemaking in post-industrial communities, mapping assets, and protecting the ethos of a community. Artists, municipal officials, real estate professionals, and economic and policy development professionals are encouraged to attend.
This survey will close on June 14, 2018.