Join the Movement: Host Your Own Creative Conversation

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August 15, 2018 at 3:00PM

Are you interested in hosting a Creative Conversation in your community? Creative Conversations are a great way to connect your local community to a grassroots movement, elevating the profile of the arts in your community and across the country. Join us for a webinar with Emerging Leaders Council Members Brea Heidelberg and Todd Trebour as we take a look at the Creative Conversation process. Learn best practices for hosting your own Creative Conversation, including topics to cover, who to partner with, formatting options, and more. We’ll also take a trip down memory lane as we look at case studies of previous successful Creative Conversations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn what a Creative Conversation is.
  • Participants will learn best practices in creating and executing a Creative Conversation. 
  • Participants will hear case studies of successful Creative Conversations.

Brea Heidelberg

Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director

Drexel University

Brea M. Heidelberg is an arts management educator, consultant, and researcher. She is currently Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of the Entertainment & Arts Management program at Drexel University. She is a board member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, where she serves as Vice President and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. She also serves on Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management.

Dr. Heidelberg earned her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University and a MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. She is the Founder and Principal of ISO Arts Consulting. Her research interests include professional development for arts administrators, human resource development in arts & cultural institutions, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, arts advocacy rhetoric, and cultural management in the African diaspora. 

ISO Arts Consulting:

Twitter: @BMHeidelberg

Todd Trebour

Organizations Program Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Todd Trebour is the Organizations Program Director at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Todd manages and oversees the agency’s support for organizations, including grants, programs, and services. A strong believer the power of partnerships and networks, Todd has piloted several new initiatives in his first year at RISCA, including affinity group convenings of organizations; an Arts and Cultural Advocacy Workshop series with the United Way of Rhode Island, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; and an Advancing Cultural Equity Workshop and Technical Assistance Program in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. He has also seen a 47% increase in applications to the Arts Access project grant program thanks to intensive and continuous outreach to Rhode Island organizations. Todd received his BA in Music Performance from Whitman College, his MM in Voice from Rice University, and his Core Certificate in Arts Management from the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service. Currently, Todd is in his second term on the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council at Americans for the Arts.

Twitter: @RISCA1967


For some inspiration and examples of Creative Conversations that have been held in the past, check out the following links:

Twitter Chat

Community Dialogue

Panel Discussions

Facebook Live Events

Informal Conversation/Happy Hour


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