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Category Archives: Postcards from the Road
May and June were a whirlwind for Metris. I attended and spoke at the ArtPlace Summit in Jackson, MS and the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in the Twin Cities. I love contributing to (and learning from) communities of … Continue reading
In April I attended the 2019 National Conference of the American Planning Association (APA) in San Francisco. I was thrilled that the conference both opened and closed with keynotes by artists.
Iâ€™ve spent most of my life living in urban spaces. In our work at Metris, we lift up examples of arts and culture happening in communities across the U.S. I also recently joined the board of the Department of Public … Continue reading
On a recent trip to Boston last March, I caught up with new developments on the cultural scene. It was womenâ€™s history month and what I saw and were I went definitely reflected that fact.
Last week, Rachel and I headed to Richmond, Indiana for meetings with the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). We are working with the IAC to design an evaluation plan and assess their evaluation capacity so that they can improve and share … Continue reading
â€śThis is what our community feels like, looks like, tastes like, smells like, sounds likeâ€ť: Reflections on Working with Artist Facilitators
Community is a block party where everyone is invited. Bring your best dance moves, your favorite food.
We conceived a day trip of meetings in NYC some months agoâ€”thinking it would be a great way to kick off our marketing efforts in early 2019. Little did we know that the weather gods would smile upon us and … Continue reading
I always appreciate when I get the opportunity to pry myself away from my Office friendsâ€”Word, Excel, and PowerPointâ€”and witness creative placemaking in its natural habitat. Last year, Metris had the privilege to support Center for Community Progress in an … Continue reading