Arts and Technology Center
On January 15th, 2008, Center For Neighborhoods convened a community lunch conversation about the possibility of establishing an Arts and Technology Center in Louisville. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch.
Mary Mayrose (left) Center For Neighborhoods
Georgina Gutierrez (right) National Center For Arts & Technology
At the lunch conversation, Georgina Gutierrez (Vice President of the National Center for Arts & Technology), presented a general overview of the National Center for Arts and Technology, described their conceptual model, discussed Bill Strickland's vision, and highlighted the facilities that have been established in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Gutierrez also explained the "next steps" that Louisville would take in moving forward with becoming a replication site of the National Center for Arts & Technology.
Handouts from the Meeting
Photos from the Lunch Conversation on January 15th, 2008
Next Steps for Louisville
In the coming months, Center For Neighborhoods will convene a second meeting to consist of a facilitated community discussion about establishing an Arts and Technology Center in Louisville. This facilitated discussion will touch on topics such as identification of stakeholders, fundraising for the feasibility study, how an Arts and Technology Center in Louisville might function (programs, focus, training, etc...), and a wish list of potential locations. The feasibility study will allow Louisville to take a clear and detailed look at services, programs and similar opportunities existing in Louisville. As well as gathering feedback from the community on programming offerings at a Louisville site.
Center For Neighborhoods is organizing a "field trip" to the Arts and Technology Center in Cincinnati. More details will be posted soon.
The National Center for Arts & Technology
The National Center for Arts & Technology (NCAT) supports the national replication of the model for learning and community development created by the Manchester Bidwell organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Through its programs, the Manchester Bidwell organizations annually touch the lives of hundreds of adult career education students, thousands of public school students, and countless members of the community. Demand from cities throughout the nation has resulted in Manchester Bidwell creating a national replication strategy that will enable the development of a significant number of arts and technology centers in communities across the United States. NCAT provides the opportunity to broaden Bill Strickland's vision of creating healthy communities through culture and enterprise.
Check out the other cities that are successfully replicating the National Center for Arts & Technology model:
We will be posting details and information on this web page as they develop. If you would like to receive updates and information via email, please contact Hallie Jones (see below).
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