Building Capabilities, Not Projects

Building Capabilities, Not Projects

It’s been just about five years since Like, Link, Share: How cultural institutions are embracing digital technology, was published by the Philadelphia-based Wyncote Foundation (and authored by 8 Bridges Workshop’s Sarah Lutman and Jessica Fiala). The premise of the report was that digital strategy is no longer optional but essential: the public expects to engage with culture digitally, to sample and share, to connect and participate.

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Community Gathering, Arts Hub

Community Gathering, Arts Hub

Sarah Lutman, principal, and 8 Bridges Workshop have been supporting the St. Paul-based arts organization, Springboard for the Arts, as it develops SpringBOX. In June, Knight Foundation made a $1 million investment in the redevelopment of the new site, a former car dealership located on light rail’s Green Line on University Avenue near the state capitol. Even while under renovation, the space is already being used by the community. In just ten months, more than 150 organizations and community groups have used the building—for free—with more than 4,500 people participating.

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