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Building a creative community one project at a time.

January 19 @ 4:00 PM - January 21 @ 5:00 PM

Come join us on January 19th, 2024 at 4:00 PM as we come together to build a kickass creative community, one project at a time!

A little action often spurs a lot of momentum.

As a community, trust is key. It’s what allows us to come together, work towards a common goal, and achieve something truly special. One way to build trust within a community is through arts projects. These projects allow individuals to express themselves creatively, while also working together towards a shared vision. That’s precisely what happen at our first SHIFT Workshop in the fall of 2023. We were so inspired – we’re doing it again. Join us for our second SHIFT~ !

Small teams learn to use collaboration skills, design thinking, and business planning to create small, locally implementable projects.

That’s what SHIFT is all about. This 3-day workshop will shift mindsets. Build trust and community. Your skills will improve and ultimately you will be part of creating an arts based project that will be implemented in a year for the Danbury community. Projects have a one-year timeline and under $10,000 budgets.

We’re excited!

  • Open to stakeholders throughout the region looking to collaborate with Danbury
  • Participation all three days is required
  • We’re working on child care services – check back with us!
  • Food provided by Mothership Bakery

Join us if you are:

Creative Professionals: artists, musicians, librarians, videographers, landscape designers, game developers, graphic designers, craft food and beverage makers, wordsmiths, or local restaurant owners…

Business Professionals: shop owners, creative accountants, hospital administrators, history teachers, bank tellers, nurses, social workers, pastors, retail shop owners, manufacturers, or economic development professionals…

Creative thinkers: wannabe rock stars, sorghum connoisseurs, ticket buyers, song downloaders, quilt collectors, or rose gardeners…

Workshop details:

January 19th – 21st 2024

Danbury Museum and Historical Society

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Fee: $35 (value $250) underwritten by DECD CT Office of the Arts.

Limited scholarships available. Send us at: info@cawct.org to inquire.

Shift Your Mindset

Friday, Januray 19th | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Discover new ways to think about the power of creativity and challenge your mental models about art, business, community and money.

Learn by Doing – With Others!

Saturday, January 20th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Take the mystery out of business planning and strengthen your creative muscles. Work with a small, facilitated group to create a local project that uses creativity to improve your community. Use the Air Project Canvas to build a business plan that is implementable.

Find Your Voice

Sunday, January 21st | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Present your groups’ plan, show and tell the story of your Community Collaboration Project and get valuable feedback from local leaders.

The Cultural Alliance is constantly on a mission to raise the value of creativity and culture in every community! With you we can.

Sponsored by: C T Office of the Arts, A IR Institute , Danbury Museum & Historical Society, and Mothership Bakery