IN THE WEEDS: GROWING & MAINTAINING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Big or small, artist, community organization or museum, partnerships are key to dynamic events, exhibits, and bringing new voices to the table. But once you start, how do you sustain successful collaborations? Bring your partnership challenges and successes to our lively crowd-sourced session to discuss how you grow, sustain, and flourish community collaborations and encourage audiences to join your conversation. Leave empowered to strengthen your collaborations to create more dynamic and inclusive events, exhibits, and performances.

In this session you will:

  • Understand challenges and strategies for sustaining and strengthening existing community partnerships.

  • Reflect on how your organization can develop, grow, and sustain collaborations to bring more diverse voices to your performances and events.

  • Share examples of your own successful partnerships and learn from other attendees in an interactive exercise.

Presented by:

Callie McCune

Callie McCune
Coordinator, Public Programs
Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Callie is a native Midwesterner, museum educator, fierce researcher, expert crafter, and connoisseur of great ice cream. As a member of the Indiana Historical Society’s Education and Community Engagement team, she works with artists, archivists, and actors to plan mission-driven events on the seedy, fascinating, delicious, and overlooked parts of Indiana’s history (often with matching earrings).

Sherrell Robinson

Sherrell Robinson
Director of Programs and Events
Madam Walker Legacy Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Sherrell is the Director of Programs and Events for the Madam Walker Legacy Center (the Walker). Within this position Sherrell works to develop and coordinate programs and events, produced by the Walker, as well as partnered with local and national artists, organizations, and entrepreneurs to help execute the mission of the Walker. Her passion to marry arts and culture with entrepreneurship, while advancing the Walker’s namesake legacy is an exciting challenge Sherrell genuinely appreciates.

Allie Kast

Allie Kast
Neighborhood Engagement Program Manager, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Allie is the Neighborhood Engagement Program Manager at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB). In her role, she works with residents and organizations across the city, alongside KIB programs, to ensure that each KIB project in their neighborhoods reflect their history, culture and needs. Her background within KIB and with the City of Indianapolis equip her with a knowledge in neighborhood history and collaboration, while her drive to learn more about Indy’s neighborhoods keeps her searching for more!