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Growing Smart with Art: Sustainable Communities with an Arts Culture


Monday, June 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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The MU Extension Community Arts Program (CAP) will introduce the county of Linn to expertise and to support of enhanced community and economic development through the arts in partnership with MU faculty, students and Extension faculty. This is an introductory overview of the CAP program.

The CAP builds on existing community assets, connects to public issues, includes broad participation and partner perspectives, and develops effective leadership through education and training, including youth leadership. The program utilizes the “arts” as a vehicle for community and economic development, while developing community capacity, and building strong community leaders around the arts.

MU Extension Community Arts Program provides art services through trainings, workshops and consulting for communities and individual artists with a focus on community arts. These include:

Creativity and Innovation - Engage in hands-on art making, creative problem solving and movement exercises that open creative thinking, and much more. Learn how to utilize—the ARTS, innovation and creativity—as strategies for economic and community development.
Community Engagement for Community Arts– Create an inventory to determine the community’s assets and strengths, brainstorm opportunities for innovative community arts projects, develop a preliminary vision and action plan, draw a skeleton plan with key items to move forward, collaboratively develop a proposal and action steps ready for funding.
What Works - for the Artist Entrepreneur – Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats. Learn the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs and how to apply them to your own art practice.

Session topic:

An orientation to MU Extension's Community Arts Program (CAP) by Lee Ann Woolery, Ph.D. This is an open meeting invitation extended to all interested in using the arts to enhance economic outlook, to better quality of life, and to sustain rural Missouri.


Registration is open to all.




Tracy Marlo-Daugherty,
MU Extension in Linn County
phone: 660-895-5123

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