Palladium Item – August 8, 2014 Cities, counties and regions across Indiana are encouraged to apply for a facilitated workshop in their community that could help them better understand their past and prepare for Indiana’s Bicentennial.
The Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs will offer Community Conversations designed to help communities tackle challenging issues.
The focus of this year’s Community Conversation series will be Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana.
The 2014 deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
If selected, communities will develop a local steering committee and meet with Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs to create a customized program to take place in the fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015. A dozen statewide organizations also provide resources to the program.
Those interested must submit a proposal to Susan Gerard at email@example.com.
The following information should be included in the proposal:
• Name and contact information of lead community partner;
• List of partner organizations and contact person for each organization (It is recommended that applicants include a broad range of community organizations that will play a role in the planning and implementation process.);
• Three potential dates from October 2014 to March 2015;
• Answers to the following questions:
• Why is this topic an important one to the community?
• How will better understanding your past help position your community for the future?
• What do you want to accomplish during the session?
• Applicants will need to identify a follow-up strategy for after the conversation and provide a name and contact information for the person leading the follow-up session.
Visit www.bowencenterforpublicaffairs.org for more information or contact Gerard at (765) 285-8941.