Community Conversation & Scaffolding of the Culture Connects: Santa Fe Initiative

Circles of Conversation

The community conversation and scaffolding of the Culture Connects initiative began in the Spring of 2015 as a harvesting methodology--a collection and gathering of information on what matters most to the community. Several community-wide discussions were held throughout various locations representing the voice of the City: Value of culture to Santa Fe--its depth, breadth and possibility.  Many thanks to all who participated in these invaluable conversations.

Neighborhood Gatherings

The Community-Wide Launch was held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Over 120 community members participated in surveys and activities designed to capture the pulse of the community.

Saturday, March 12: Community-Wide Launch

Thank you Santa Fe for a great launch! Over 120 community members participated and we collected a lot of great data. 

March 15, Museum of International Folk Art

Thank you to the more than two dozen community members who participated and to Councilor Joseph Maestas for being with us!

March 24, Scottish Rite Temple

Thank you to the more than 50 community members who shared their thoughts with us...and enjoyed a flamenco performance!

March 28, Genoveva Chavez Community Center

The conversation was deep and rich at Chavez Community Center.

April 2, Santa Fe Public Library South Side Branch

Community members young and old shared in a great conversation at the library!

Women and Creativity

More than 80 women came together to share food, music and conversation. Participants ranged in age from 14 to 104, representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Partners and Sponsors

Partnership and collaboration are at the heart of Culture Connects: Santa Fe.  Without the generous partnership individuals and organizations across the community, this initiative would not be possible.

Axle Contemporary | Cheesemonger | Georgia O'Keeffe Museum | Genoveva Chavez Community Center | Iconik Coffee Roasters | Inn on the Alameda | Lensic Performing Arts Center | Leslie Flynt Gallery | LittleGlobe, Inc. | Museum of International Folk Art | Museum of New Mexico Foundation | Ocean Nail/Spa | Oil Stop Car Wash | Ana Pacheco | Performance Santa Fe | Rios Wood Yard | St. Michael's Chevron | Santa Fe Spa | Santa Fe University of Art and Design | Scottish Rite Temple | TOURISM Santa Fe | Women & Creativity

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