Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture / City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

Sponsored by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, the California Arts Council, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is presented in association with ZERO1, Center for Cultural Innovation, and other partners.

Platform: Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs invites you to attend a two-part convening aimed at:
1. Building support for creative entrepreneurs and arts-rooted businesses by providing opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange, and
2. Providing a forum for participants to learn and engage in dialogue about creative placemaking.

Who should attend:
Artists of all disciplines, civic leaders, creative entrepreneurs, arts-rooted businesses, grantmakers, urbanists, local arts agencies and arts organizations. 
There is no fee for this event, and you are welcome to register for either or both sessions.

Platform A: Creative Entrepreneur Forum & Resource Fair 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Platform B: Creative Placemaking Forum 1:30 pm -6:00 pm

Friday, September 14, 2012
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Platform A: Creative Entrepreneur Forum & Resource Fair 10:30 am -1:30 pm
Platform B: Creative Placemaking Forum 1:30 pm -6:00 pm

City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

Bio

The Office of Cultural Affairs is a unit of the City's Office of Economic Development. The OCA fosters cultural and economic development as related strategies for continuing to build San Jose as the cultural and economic heart of Silicon Valley. The OCA coordinates services for a large number of outdoor events and festivals, offers a variety of financial support opportunities for arts and culture providers, supports arts education, and leads the development of public art works throughout the city.

The OCA also provides staff support for the San Jose Arts Commission, a 13-member citizen advisory body appointed by the City Council.