A little help often goes a long way, and at Connect the Blocks Idea Parties, produced in collaboration with Our Goods, the creatively minded meet up to help each other find solutions to the challenges they encounter in their projects and endeavors. These peer-to-peer facilitated conversations are highly productive environments for artists and creatives to share resources with each other and to think up a solution storm. Each person gets 2 minutes to present challenges they’re facing, and the entire group will spend the following 8 minutes brainstorming how to meet the challenge.
Our last Idea Party on October 10 welcomed a great exchange of, well…ideas! The range of projects presented vary from a feature length animated film in the hip-hop genre that’s already searching for a production team, to an art think tank that’s still figuring out the best way to materialize in “real life.”
The group offered some stimulating advice and questions to what each artist presented. To a dance company interested in advertising to more sponsors and adults interested in getting back into dance, participants asked key questions that we often easily forget, like “What sets you apart?” Two of the facilitators also presented valid opinions but from different viewpoints in response to the young artist trying to create an art think tank: Tamara Greenfield, executive director of FABnyc, suggested that workshops, which are “tangible,” might be a great way to build community and interest; Jen Abrams of Our Goods thought that creating a website may create a “dynamic platform” for engagement.
Don’t miss out on these thought provoking conversations and have your creative challenges discussed, unpacked, and resolved at Idea Party #2 on October 25! Space is limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com.