Saturday, June 21, 2014
SO WHAT IS A CREATIVE STRENGTH SWAP?
A Creative Strength Swap (well at least ours) is an event that encourages creative people to come together, identify each persons’ skills, knowledge and resources. Then participants are encouraged to meet and connect to “swap” these valuable strengths among one another in order to complete a project, create something new or reach some other creative goal. SBMA realizes that funding for your creative business/artform is important, but when those funds are lacking or limited, we support creating and identifying alternative methods of support. This is just one of them.
HOW DOES THE SKILL SWAP WORK?
We looked into different methods of gathering and organizing people based on corporate skill swap methods and added our own creativity. Participants will be led in an initial ice breaker to identify common and unique needs in the room. Then an activity will take place to lead the group in skills swap that participants can feel comfortable knowing their offer will be valued, bartered fairly and the overall swap will be deliverable in a specified time.
WHAT IF I DON’T FIND SOMEONE TO SWAP WITH AT THE EVENT?
We’ve never seen uber-creative people come together and some level of resource sharing not take place. While participation is at will and does not mean that you will make a swap, we guarantee that all participants will receive at least 3 valuable tools by participating in this event:
- the opportunity to identify available skills, resources and knowledge present among participants and make initial connections
- a list of helpful resources compiled by the host arts organizations including referrals from fellow participants
- a “how-to” form to help facilitate swaps on the day of the event and for future use
Event starts promptly at 9am and participants must be able to attend for the full event time. Open to creatives from all artistic disciplines and greater Philadelphia-based organizations.