SAVE THE DATE!
Littleglobe’s Art and Social Transformation Intensive
a Two Day Workshop at SFAI
Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2013
Littleglobe/Center for Creative Community Engagement (3CE)
$125 sliding scale
(covers both days of the workshop which includes lunch, beverages and snacks)
Littleglobe and the Santa Fe Art Institute present a two-day hands on intensive exploring best practices in planning and leading community engagement through creative and artistic practices. This workshop is intended for artists, organizations, cultural workers and community members. Together, we will study in the theory and practice that underlies meaningful and successful engagement projects, with a special emphasis on working with southwest communities. Participants will learn how to facilitate and practice creative engagement work that builds individual and community capacity. Much of the workshop will be taught in ensemble format. We will explore a wide range of project techniques that include creative group exercises, writing, movement and storytelling, collaborative filmmaking, creative facilitation techniques to hold spaces for a diversity of differing perspectives. The group will also learn a range of other multi-arts approaches to create rapport and free exchange within a group. Additionally, participants will learn best practices in the “back end” of this kind of work, exploring methods for planning, fundraising, partnership building, and successful follow-through after community projects are complete. This workshop will be facilitated by two core members of Littleglobe‘s artistic team, co-founders Molly Sturges and Chris Jonas.
For more information on this workshop or to request a reduced fee, This workshop is full! If you would like information about future workshops, contact Chris Jonas @ Littleglobe: 505-670-4364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Littleglobe/Molly Sturges & Chris Jonas
Molly Sturges and Chris Jonas are co-founders of Littleglobe, a New Mexico based artist collective consisting of seasoned professional artists, activists and facilitators devoted to collaborative art practices and social transformation. Together, they have created a wide array of projects integrating collaborative intermedia performance, filmmaking, community dialogue, and social and environmental equity. Selected projects include Lifesongs, a project writing original music and poetry with elders in hospice, Common Ground: TOC, a multi-year community capacity and arts project with participants from two Navajo communities and and the village of Cuba, NM, and Moment with institutionalized homeless older adults in Cork, Ireland. Sturges is currently Professor of Practice in Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico and faculty at The Academy for The Love of Learning and is at work on COAL (www.coalmusical.com), an arts and climate change project. Jonas is currently producing a collaborative filmmaking project with prisoners in transition and a feature documentary film “Our Time is Now” with five rural high schools and the NM Department of Higher Education. Together, Jonas and Sturges received the 2008 United States Artists Award.
Find out more about 3CE and Littleglobe at www.littleglobe.org