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Platform: Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture

Friday, September 14, 2012 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

PLATFORM A: Creative Entrepreneur Forum & Resource Fair

10:00 am - 10:30 am
City Hall Rotunda


10:30 am - 11:00 am
City Hall Council Chambers

Rick Holden, Chair, San Jose Arts Commission
Cora Mirikitani, President and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation
Kerry Adams Hapner, Director, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

11:00 am - 12 pm
City Hall Council Chambers

Featuring some of Silicon Valley's Creative Entrepreneurs and Innovators: Content Magazine, Hackers & Founders - SV, Mayberry Workshop, NextSpace, SJMADE, Veggielution

Ric Bretschneider, Master of Ceremonies
Session organized by Joel Slayton, ZERO1 and Barbara Goldstein, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
City Hall Rotunda
Overview by Arlene Biala, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs:

Resource Information Tables:
Arts Council Silicon Valley
Business Owner Space partner organizations
Center for Cultural Innovation
City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Cogswell College
Content Magazine
Mayberry Workshop
Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative, School of Arts & Culture at MHP
Tech Shop San Jose

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BREAK -- Lunch & networking on your own

PLATFORM B: Creative Placemaking Forum

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Council Chambers

The Honorable Chuck Reed, Mayor, San Jose
Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council
Kerry Adams Hapner, Director, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Council Chambers

PANEL 1: Creative Placemaking:

What is Creative Placemaking?
What are the indicators of creative place?

How are creative entrepreneurs helping to drive creative urban culture?

Moderator: Josephine Ramirez, Program Director - Arts, the James Irvine Foundation. Panelists:Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs, National Endowment for the Arts; Tim Halbur, Director of Communications, ArtPlace

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Council Chambers

PANEL 2: Creative Placemaking in California:

California Arts Council Director Craig Watson will lead a conversation around innovative examples of creative placemaking.

Panelists: Kim Walesh, Director of Economic Development, Chief Strategist, City of San Jose; Jessica Cusick, Cultural Affairs Manager, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs; David Malmuth, Partner, I.D.E.A. Partners, LLC

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm NETWORKING BREAK

4:15 pm - 4:45pm
Council Chambers

Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
City Hall Rotunda

Remarks by Councilmember Sam Liccardo, plus a guest performance by San Jose Taiko

PLEASE JOIN US later in the evening to enjoy the festivities of

The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, Seeking Silicon Valley September 12- December 8, 2012

Opening Week: Sept 12- Sept 16 in Downtown San Jose

The ZERO1 Biennial, distributed throughout Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, is North America's most significant and comprehensive showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. Through curated exhibitions, public art installations, performances, and speaker events, the ZERO1 Biennial presents work by a global community of innovative artists who are reshaping contemporary culture. Established in 2006, the ZERO1 Biennial has presented the work of more than 500 artists from more than 50 countries; commissioned 80 original works of art, attracted over 100,000 visitors from around the world, and contributed $20 million in economic revenue to the region.

Three significant new projects that are focused on creative placemaking in San Jose will launch with the beginning of the ZERO1 Biennial. Silicon Valley Inside/Out received significant funding from the NEA OurTown program and the Gore Park renovation and ZERO1 Garage were generously funded by grants from ArtPlace.

Register for Platform: Building Networks to Catalyze Creative Urban Culture

There is no fee for this event, and you are welcome to register for either or both sessions.
Space is limited so you must register in advance.

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Questions? Please contact Arlene Biala, Arts Program Manager at or 408.793.4332.

This forum is sponsored by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, California Arts Council, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It is presented in association with ZERO1, Center for Cultural Innovation, and other partners.

Last Modified: 09.11.12