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There's a big idea sweeping across America right now, and it’s getting ready to sweep into your community! It’s called “creative placemaking.”
FIREWIRES is your North American nexus of connectivity for making it all happen.
FIREWIRES is all about connecting artists with business, educational, and community leaders in powerful kinds of collaborations that create new forms of “cultural capital”, which in turn generate opportunities for everybody involved.
FIREWIRES utilizes a proven and highly effective approach to making the arts themselves an engine for economic growth and shared community, corporate, or institutional vision: “creative placemaking.”
Originating in the historic arts capitals of Europe and advocated as a broader notion on this side of the Atlantic by such prestigious groups as the United States Conference of Mayors and the National Endowment for the Arts, the idea of “empowering artists and transforming communities through the arts" is one whose time truly has come.
FIREWIRES currently is partnering with, hosting, and helping sponsor one of the world’s premier “placemakers” - the Burn-In Gallery and Think Tank from Vienna. FIREWIRES will be offering one-of-a-kind “Ignite Seminars” in collaboration with Burn-In for artists, arts advocates, entrepreneurs, business executives, and community leaders during the month of November 2015.
FIREWIRES imbibes the spirit of the transformational movement in the arts at the turn of the twentieth century, headed by Gustav Klimt, known as the Vienna Secession. The motto of the Secession was Wahrheit ist Feuer (“truth is fire”), as the engraving from its magazine shows.
The Secession was in many ways the original creative placemaking movement, which seeded the worldwide revolution in the arts known as “modernism.”
FIREWIRES seeks to disclose the truth of art in our very surroundings.