In order to build meaningful and sustainable arts partnerships and cultivate stronger connections with students, organizations must first work with communities to proactively map and understand the pre-existing strengths, resources, gaps, and needs. What are the local associations, institutions, natural resources, individuals, businesses, and organizations that can be effectively leveraged to cultivate stronger connections with students, and build meaningful partnerships with schools and communities? This session will aid organizations in understanding the programmatic significance of asset mapping and provide both strategies and practical tools to aid in the process of planning alongside communities. As organizations acquire deeper knowledge of communities and schools, they will develop the skills to ground their programs in community and student values by building on existing expertise.
NOTE: Registration for this Institute will open on January 10, 2020.