RFP Now Open for Sessions for 2019 CPL Summit | SOUTH+APPALACHIA Building Bridges
The 2019 South+Appalachia Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit seeks proposals for breakout sessions at the April 16-18, 2019 summit in Columbia, SC. Produced by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, ArtPlace America, and South Arts, this summit promises to be the premier convening for the field of creative placemaking in the Southeast and Appalachian regions. We invite all community members, artists, local officials, practitioners, and more from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This year’s theme focuses on “Building Bridges.” As our communities become more diverse, they may also become more divided. Creative placemaking provides ways to build bridges across these differences in hopes of more inclusive, connected, and resilient places. Join us as we explore how arts and cultural programming can bring people closer together with themes such as Collaboration, Connection, Resiliency, and Home.

Applications and more information can be found at All submissions are due November 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Please contact Thomas Young, Creative Director of NCCP, at for any more questions regarding the application process.

Tennessee Craft announces its 2019 Professional Development Workshop, “Make Your Art. Make It Work.” hosted and co-sponsored by Watkins College of Art on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Maker Mixer for workshop participants will follow at Fort Houston, Nashville, that evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Early Bird ticket prices are available through December 31:

• Tennessee Craft Member: $125

• Non-member: $175

• Student: $75

• Tennessee Craft Members Group of 4+: $100

• Non-member Group of 4+: $150

To Register for the Workshop, Click below:

Independent makers are responsible for the creation of one-of-a-kind art, as well as the finances, marketing and sales of their business. Tennessee Craft’s workshops help artists grow their craft careers by bringing professionals together to share emerging trends and best practices on the industry topics most requested by artists in its workshop and member surveys. “Make Your Art. Make it Work.” provides models of craft business success to encourage artists to build their craft into financially viable careers. Emerging maker Elan Kandel said after the last workshop, “We got to see a range of diverse craft artists, and each of them had a different career path, but they all arrived at that success point making a living doing what they love.”

This year’s presenters include Audry Deal-McEver (Clay), Jessica Hagar (Fiber/Textile), Kacie Lynn (Fiber/Textile), Jessica Rudolph, CPA (Kraft CPAs), Lindsay Walker (Jewelry) and Becky Ziemer (Clay). The proceeds from the workshop fund the Summer Study

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