Speakâ€śMy â€śAhaâ€ť moment came from Anne sharing that it sometimes takes a lot of time to build strong relationships between the partners in these sorts of projects.â€ť â€”Audience member, Creative Placemaking keynote, Little Falls, MN
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Metrisâ€™ Anne Gadwa Nicodemus and Rachel Engh speak widely on creative placemaking, artist spaces, cultural districts, and how to measure and communicate arts and cultureâ€™s impact on communities. They give talks at universities, conferences, and foundation convenings across the country (and virtually) and at venues as far flung as Ontario and Macau, China.
Gadwa Nicodemus has delivered keynote addresses toÂ The Art of Placemaking,Â ArtsExposed,Â ArtsQuest, theÂ California Association of Museums,Â Citizensâ€™ Institute on Rural Design,Â Commerce Lexington, Culture Connection (Louisianaâ€™s State Arts Advocacy Day),Â Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago/City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs,Â MassINC,Â Semaine FranĂ§ais dâ€™Arnaudville,Â Square Feet 2013, and Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. Engh has recently spoken about Metrisâ€™ evaluation work at the National Consortium for Creative Placemakingâ€™s Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, the Arts Council of Greater Lansingâ€™s Creative Placemaking Summit 3, and for the National Endowment for the Artsâ€™ â€śEvaluation as a Tool for Creative Placemakingâ€ť webinar.
Selected speaking venues also include theÂ Artists and Neighborhood Change Conference,Â Brattleboro CoreArts,Â the California Legislature, Council of Michigan Foundations, Center/Architecture + Design,Â Chinese Creative Industries Forum,Â Creative Time Summit,Â Grantmakers in the Arts,Â Midwest Arts Conference, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Rutgers University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,Â University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, andÂ Western States Arts Federation.
In addition, Metris Arts Consulting has facilitated panels, mobile workshops, and webinars on creative placemaking or city cultural policy for theÂ American Planning AssociationÂ andÂ American Collegiate Schools of PlanningÂ national conferences; Local Initiatives Support Corporationâ€™s Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance cohort; NeighborWorks Americaâ€™s Creative Community Development Convening; the Pennsylvania Downtown Centerâ€™s Community Revitalization Conference; and the Twin Cities Arts and Cultural Policy Study Group.
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