Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology
Laura Inks (805) 886-1540
Clay Bodine (805) 453-5246
The Creative Collaboration Network (CCN) provides consulting and training services to business and not-for-profit organizations seeking to institute collaborative programs for collective impact. The company also supports a growing network of collaboration and innovation practitioners who facilitate collaborative initiatives within and between organizations beginning with brainstorming and strategy and continuing through team building, implementation and metrics. Based in Santa Barbara, California and Cuenca, Ecuador, CCN serves clients in the Southern California and South America.
Brainstorming was popularized by advertising executive Alex F Osborn in his 1950s era book Applied Imagination. The approach advocated spontaneous idea generation without judgement. The idea was to…Continue
Clay and Laura have been working for the past four months on a "Creative Expansion Tour" to blend the dynamic creative cultures of Southern California and the highlands of Ecuador for mutual exploration and collaborative expression. Housed in an 80 year old colonial house in Cuenca, Ecuador’s El Centro district, Fishbon del Sur’s purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art. It is also provides exhibition media for the artists and their work.
This amazing large scale mural by members of the Lakomuna artist's collective in Cuenca, Ecuador is part of an upcoming street art exhibition at the space. Fishbon del Sur has also hosted musical performances, live readings and planning workshops for the Cuenca bi-lingual and bi-cultural community theatre company.
To find out more about the project contact:
Laura Inks Bodine
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ecuador Cell: 098-773-3803
Email: email@example.com Ecuador Cell: 099-540-2787
DE LA VINA/COTTAGE GROVE MURAL ARTIST SELECTED
Seven artists presented their very cool concept ideas for murals to replace the original at the International AutoHaus on Cottage Grove on August 17th. But after consultations with neighbors, Santa Barbara native Uriel Leon was selected. Uriel and his crew of neighborhood artists will begin the project in October. Thanks to all who submitted and to the neighbors, Mayor Helene Schneider, and city council candidates to attended the audition to support the project.
YOUTH INTERACTIVE VIDEO FEATURES AMASS GALLERY PROJECT
FUNK ZONE COVER STORY IN SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FEATURES CCN PRINCIPALS LAURA INKS and CLAY BODINE
The January 3, 2013 issue of the local Santa Barbara alternative newspaper, the Independent featured a cover story about recent initiatives and projects in the Funk Zone neighborhood. CCN Principals Laura Inks and Clay Bodine were profiled in the story. To view the piece online, click on the link below.
FUNK ZONE REPORT RELEASED
CCN partner Laura Inks has just released the final Funk Zone Report with data and details from the six month study funded by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation. Download it by clicking on one of the links below:
YOUTH INTERACTIVE OPENS SANTA BARBARA CENTER
The Youth Interactive Project officially opened their Santa Barbara Funk Zone Center for art and entrepreneurship. The project focuses on providing opportunities for at-risk youth to learn entrepreneurial skills.
GRAFFITI PROJECT FEATURED
The Graffiti Project was featured in a recent Santa Barbara Independent Article about a pair of software entrepreneurs who have developed an online art marketplace. Check it out here: http://www.independent.com/news/2012/aug/22/artful-solution/
RESPECT THE ART
The International Autohausat 403 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara had a familiar problem until the weekend of August 11th. Taggers were putting up gang graffiti almost every night. Neighbors tried everything. They painted over the tags repeatedly, organized a neighborhood watch, contacted the city. Nothing worked. Then the owner of the business contacted CCN partner Laura Inks on a tip from a neighbor. Laura got in touch with a local artist and asked him to get a crew together to replace the tags with a full wall mural. The artists discussed the project with Erwin from Autohaus and started work three days later. The wall looks amazing. Neighbors were so inspired they organized an impromptu block party complete with hotdogs and beverages, set up lawn chairs and watched the artists work until 1am. Everyone's happy and best of all, there have been no new tags on the wall since. The project is ongoing and new art will be added every six months. __________________________________________________________________