Piper Anderson is an excellent facilitator and educator. For 651 ARTS, she co-led a successful inquiry-based program designed to creatively engage new audiences. She was thoughtful, prepared, flexible and strategic in her approach. As a pilot program, her innovativeness , creativity, skills and resources laid the foundation for a process that we will incorporate in future programs.
— Shay Wafer, Executive Director of 651 Arts

Create Forward designs authentic strategies for community engagement reflective of your vision and values. 

An 8-month Community Think Tank Exploring the Question: How do you Love in the time of Brooklyn?" The Think Tank convened by 651 Arts Brooklyn culminated in a sharing of creative responses. 

An 8-month Community Think Tank Exploring the Question: How do you Love in the time of Brooklyn?" The Think Tank convened by 651 Arts Brooklyn culminated in a sharing of creative responses. 

THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE:

  • A dialogue series that breaks from the traditional panel discussion models to generate a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
  • A year long community think tank that explores the intersections of cultural equity, community development, and neighborhood gentrification. 
  • A multidisciplinary performance series offering university students and staff an opportunity to engage with the work of artists challenging traditional notions of identity, culture, and power. 
  • Listening sessions with community stakeholders that activate the collective imagination and identify fresh solutions that create sustainable change