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The Big Canvas: From this day forward

Citizen blogger Christine Cavalier likens her experience at the Dec. 6 Big Canvas Confab, sponsored by the Great Expectations project, to attending a wedding.

The Big Canvas: Above Average Jane's take

Blogger Above Average Jane joined Great Expections at both the summer and fall Big Canvas forums. She returns to give us her take on the concluding event, The Big Canvas Confab.

The Big Canvas: Above Average Jane's take

Blogger Above Average Jane joined Great Expections at both the summer and fall Big Canvas forums. She returns to give us her take on the concluding event, The Big Canvas Confab.

The Big Canvas: Who will lead the arts and culture community?

The Big Canvas: Who will lead the Phila. arts and culture community into battle? Can the organizations put aside self-interest in favor of the common good? What will an equitable, sustainable funding model look like? And how many arts and culture organizations will go under while all of this...

The Big Canvas: Who will lead the arts and culture community?

The Big Canvas: Who will lead the Phila. arts and culture community into battle? Can the organizations put aside self-interest in favor of the common good? What will an equitable, sustainable funding model look like? And how many arts and culture organizations will go under while all of this gets decided?

The Big Canvas: Bringing together hopes and dreams

Corey Abramson, a citizen blogger for Great Expectations, gives us his take on The Big Canvas Confab, which was held Dec.6, 2008, in King of Prussia.

The Big Canvas: Bringing together hopes and dreams

Corey Abramson, a citizen blogger for Great Expectations, gives us his take on The Big Canvas Confab, which was held Dec.6, 2008, in King of Prussia.
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The Big Canvas Confab: What politicians want

A handful of politicians gathered at the Big Canvas Confab on Dec. 6, 2008, to hear the ideas and concerns of taxpayers regarding the future of arts and culture in the Philadelphia area. Politicians seemed very receptive to the general idea that arts and culture play a vital role in the health of the region

The Big Canvas: Calling for comments

Consider this an open thread about the Dec. 6 Big Canvas Confab and the Summary of Findings presented there. The Confab and the summary resulted from the dialogue among citizens at our summer and fall community forums.

The Big Canvas: Fiscal tightness creates opportunities?

In times of tight budgets, it’s often smartest to look for other kinds of support than fiscal. If what we’ve learned at through the Big Canvas forums to develop a regional strategy to support arts and culture is any indication, citizens and organizational leaders alike think there are additional things that can be done in the short term.

The Big Canvas: Appealing to art lovers and taxpayers

Citizen blogger Amber Watson-Tardiff fills us in on the final Big Canvas fall community forum, which was held Oct. 21 in Plymouth Meeting.

The Big Canvas: Exploring emotional ties to art, community

Citizen blogger Christine Cavalier took part in The Big Canvas discussion held Oct. 6 in Narberth. She found a group of people willing to listen and share their ideas on how best to fund arts and culture in the Philly region.

The Big Canvas: A different vibe in Swarthmore

City resident Albert Yee visits Swarthmore to hear what people from that area of the region had to say at The Big Canvas community forum held Oct. 14.

The Big Canvas: Which approach to the arts is winning?

With only one fall forum remaining, Chris Steinmeier, a research assistant for The Great Expectations project, provides an update on the vote count from The Big Canvas community forums.

The Big Canvas draws a crowd in Phila.

Citizen blogger Alletta Emeno blogs the latest Big Canvas event at Moore College. Participants at the Oct. 5 community forum discussed a regional strategy for funding arts and culture.

The Big Canvas: A different view

Chris Steinmeier is a research assistant for The Great Expectations project. He writes about his experience at The Big Canvas forum held Sept. 20 at Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville. He says the point of the forums: Anyone who cares about arts and culture has a right to contribute.

The Big Canvas arrives in Glenside

Temple University student Corey Abramson joins Great Expectations as our citizen blogger for The Big Canvas event in Glenside. Participants at the Sept. 23 community forum discussed a regional strategy for funding arts and culture.

The Big Canvas travels to Pennsbury Manor

Prominent Philadelphia-area blogger Above Average Jane joined Great Expectations for the Sept. 20 Big Canvas event, where participants from the Bucks County area discussed a regional strategy for funding arts and culture.

The Big Canvas in West Chester

Citizen blogger Whitney Hoffman attended The Big Canvas community forum held Sept. 22 in West Chester. The more than 20 participants discussed ideas for a regional strategy to fund arts and culture.

The Big Canvas is back

The Big Canvas is back! Join us for round two as we work on a regional strategy to fund arts and culture.