Join us for Art After Dark: Primavera & First Light Funeral at the Newport Art Museum on April 14th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. In the spirit of Catalyzing Newport’s “Culture of Yes” Catalyst residency with the Knight Foundation, steering committee members, The Newport Arboretum, Salve Regina University, NAM, and National Grid collaborate on the First Light Funeral, a farewell to the beloved 180-year-old Fernleaf Beech tree in true New Orleans style!
Catalyzing Newport coordinators, Kathleen Shannon and SueEllen Kroll, invite us to change the course of history. As this catalyst residency with Carol Coletta and Daniel Harris of the Knight Foundation comes to a close, the Local Action Team is looking to the future, developing a project that will make history.
Catalyzing Newport coordinators, Kathleen Shannon and SueEllen Kroll, take inspiration from historic disruptors to make change today. With visiting catalysts from the Knight Foundation, the Local Action Team will investigate the role of cultural and historical engagement for attracting and supporting new talent, diversifying revenue streams, bringing together Newport’s strengths, and encouraging an informed and engaged citizenry.
Catalyzing Newport coordinators SueEllen Kroll and Kathleen Shannon ask us to reflect on our definition of “place.” This week Carol Coletta and Daniel Harris from the Knight Foundation join Newport’s cultural, historical, public service and community leaders to explore the role of history, including stories and spaces of civic engagement and sense of heritage, for strengthening identity and building a vibrant community.
Next week, July 27-31, Catalyzing Newport will welcome visiting catalysts from the Knight Foundation: Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives and Daniel Harris, San Jose Program Director. Their residency will explore the theme of leadership from a place of courage, inspired by stories of Newport’s historic civic leaders, and address Catalyzing Newport’s impact areas of cultural entrepreneurship and urban growth and economy.
On Wednesday, July 29, visiting catalysts Carol Coletta and Danny Harris of the Knight Foundation will take part in a panel conversation with Rhode Island leaders Paul Carroll, Morgan Grefe, and Carrie Zaslow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. The dialogue will explore the role of cultural and historical engagement for economic and community development.
Carol Coletta, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President of Community and National Initiatives, will kick off Catalyzing Newport’s residency program in January 2015. She has written and spoken extensively on the future of cities, including how communities develop, attract, and retain talent.