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Blueprint Lunch and Learn Series

Launched in 2015, Blueprint “Lunch & Learns” are a series of informal gatherings that invite local and national speakers to discuss a variety of topics around the Blueprint for Collective action and how it relates to regional priorities and initiatives

Bridging Cultural Divides: Implicit Bias

April 13, 2018  

On April 13th, ArtsWave partnered with Gabriel Gottlieb, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University and Mary Stagaman, Senior Inclusion Advisor at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, to discuss Implicit Bias.

What is Implicit Bias? Implicit bias describes attitudes or stereotypes that people have without conscious knowledge. Most of our actions occur without conscious thought, allowing us to function in an extraordinarily complex world. This means, however, that implicit biases often predict how we’ll behave more accurately than our conscious values. Institutions and individuals can identify risk areas where our implicit biases may affect our behaviors and judgments. Instituting specific procedures and encouraging people to be mindful of implicit bias can help us avoid acting according to biases that are contrary to our conscious values and beliefs.

Held at Rhinegeist Brewery, more than 100 individuals participated in the morning event, prompting valuable group discussion around best practices to identify and help avoid practices that contribute to biases in the workplace and in the community.

On the Map: Updates from Source Cincinnati and the Regional Tourism Network

February 23, 2017

On February 23rd, ArtsWave partnered with Julie Calvert, Executive Director of Source Cincinnati (Source), and Linda Antus, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) to provide a broad overview for how the work of the arts sector aligns to broader regional tourism initiatives. Held at Rhinegeist Brewery, this lunch session for nearly 100 attendees focused on ArtsWave’s partnership with the RTN to launch a 3-year leisure tourism marketing campaign promoting arts & cultural entertainment for our region. This Blueprint Lunch & Learn focused on Putting Cincinnati on the Map.

Bridging Cultural Divides: Creative Time Summit

October 14, 2016
On October 14th, ArtsWave partnered with Wave Pool Gallery and local artist Mary Clare Reitz to provide a livestream of the Creative Time Summit, the world’s largest international conference on art and social change. Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways artists are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues. Occurring in the nation’s capital just weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, the Creative Time Summit focused on what it might mean to radically transform the current state of democracy. A free livestream was provided throughout the day at the Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington, with a culminating livestream at The Sanctuary in Price Hill, featuring a keynote panel with Alicia Garza, artist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. Local artist Mary Clare Reitz facilitated a group discussion immediately following the livestream for the more than 30 attendees. This Blueprint Lunch & Learn focused on Bridging Cultural Divides.

Bridging Cultural Divides: A Conversation with Donna Walker-Kuhne

June 15, 2016

Co-host: Chorus America
Special presentation featuring national arts marketing and community engagement expert Donna Walker-Kuhne:

Dynamic community engagement
 is a critical component of expanding audiences for the arts. The changing demographics of our country require that arts organizations develop and implement sophisticated ways to welcome new audiences in a sustainable way that enhances the cultural landscape of their community. Through a multicultural lens, innovative opportunities abound—how do we change our organizational practices to take advantage of them?

Enlivening Neighborhoods: Creative Placemaking- A Conversation with National Leaders

February 3, 2016

Co-host: Local Initiatives Support Corporation Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (LISC).
Presentations featured Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America; Regina Smith, Managing Director of The Kresge Foundation’s Arts & Culture Program; and Lynn McCormack, Director of Creative Placemaking for LISC National.

Presentations followed by a panel discussion with national leaders and Sarah Allan, Director of Creative Placemaking at the Center for Great Neighborhoods Covington, Kentucky. Moderated by Laura Brunner, President & CEO of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, and ArtsWave Board Member.