Community Heart & Soul: How Storytelling Strengthens Rural Towns

Conference Session

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: Iowa City, IA

Hear how Community Heart & Soul incorporates creative placemaking at Next Generation: A Rural Creative Placemaking Summit. The summit is designed to enhance cross-sector collaboration, elevate intercultural perspectives within the field, and build policy presence for deeper consideration of rural creative placemaking.

The Orton Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque have been working together on Community Heart & Soul,™ a process designed to increase participation in local decision-making and empower residents to shape the future of their communities. Workshop participants will be inspired by examples of arts & creative placemaking projects in Heart & Soul towns and learn how to use storytelling to identify common cause and employ community values to shape the physical places where people work and live.

Panel Members:

  • Alexis Halbert, Senior Associate of Programs, Orton Family Foundation, Paonia, CO
  • Jason Neises, Community Development Coordinator, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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