Arts in Parks
Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST
Cost: $0 - Free
Arts in Parks provides very effective ways to forge meaningful personal connections to parks in our diverse society. Public parks and public lands at the local, state, and federal level are increasingly incorporating arts, festivals, visual and performing arts, and cultural art events into their programming to enhance their relevance to their visitors and to attract new ones. Arts in Parks activities anchor festivals, promote tourism, produce revenue, and contribute to the health of local and regional economies while weaving the creative fabric of communities. Additionally, hands-on arts activities significantly enhance the visitor experience and provide new ways for the public to connect to nature and the outdoors.
This informative webinar will present examples of scalable, replicable models and ideas at the local, state, and national level that can be implemented by any agency at any level, including examples of low-cost and no-cost activities and programs. Several examples of Arts in Parks case studies with lessons learned will give you ideas you can adapt such as an overview of the National Park Service’s “Arts Afire” initiative with a case study from the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park; an international children’s nature art competition called “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors” that any agency can join, and examples of how to develop hands-on art programs for the public and ways that parks can be excellent venues for art. Presenters will include a panel of experts who will tell the story of how they have successfully implemented exciting arts programs at the local, urban, state, and national levels.
If you are interested in hearing about some of the most innovative examples of how arts are bringing new life to parks and serving as inspiration to children and families, as well as learning how you can partner with non-profit organizations and volunteers to promote arts in parks activities and events, this webinar will be an invaluable resource.
This free webinar is co-hosted and sponsored by the Children in Nature Committee, a partnership of the National Recreation and Park Association, the National Association of State Park Directors, and the National Park Service. The committee works to see this nation’s children and their families fully participating in outdoor recreation and rediscovering their natural and cultural heritage while enhancing their health.