The ABBBA Workshop on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. will bring together our arts and businesspeople for a two-hour interactive workshop. The Workshop will include new and current statistics about the value of the creative economy and hands on exercises that will help us explore how to leverage and grow our local creative economy. The Workshop uses the AIR Institute’s Creative Economy Growth Process that inspires community resilience, new leaders, local investment, diverse economy, and hope. #ABBBA Download an event flyer!
The Monroe Arts Council, in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension - Noble County Community Development, are excited to invite the community to the free Art Builds Business Builds Art (ABBBA) Workshop on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The event will be held virtually. Organizations and individuals in Monroe, Noble and Morgan Counties are invited to participate.
The ABBBA Workshop will bring together our community for a two-hour, free, interactive workshop that will measure our community’s interest in growing our local creative economy. The Workshop will include statistics about the value of the creative economy, introductions to design thinking, community collaboration projects, and hands-on exercises that will help our region explore how to leverage and grow our local creative economy.
Thousands of people have attended ABBBA Workshops across the country, spurring the growth of creative economies wherever they occur. People who should attend include creative types: artists, musicians, sculptors, writers, dancers, museum administrators, librarians, parks and trails volunteers, craft food and beverage firms, product designers, game developers, videographers, and graphic designers.
The Workshop uses the AIR Institute’s Creative Economy Growth Process that inspires community resilience, local investment, diverse economies, and hope. The AIR Institute is a national creativity-focused economic development nonprofit that provides rural and under-resourced communities with programming that inspires new connections and ignites the creative economy. Creative people expand business skills, businesspeople get more creative; they learn to collaborate, adapt, and thrive together. Learn more at https://www.airinstitute.org.
Cat Sheridan, Director of the Riffe Gallery for the Ohio Arts Council is leading AIR work in Monroe, Noble and Morgan counties and is presenting the ABBBA Workshop. In addition to the Ohio State University Extension, Noble County, and the Monroe County Arts Council/ Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), other partners include Central State University Extension, and the Noble and Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
For more information and to register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc--tqTMpG9WVAcHx-WIA19uvl2LziQIF to register in advance. A confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you. Interested participants may also contact the Ohio State University Extension Noble County office at 740-305-3177 to register by phone.