Focus Groups

Summit Sessions

These focus groups (aka summit sessions) are working meetings with small groups aimed at helping to activate more cultural spaces, happenings, and business.

Summit Session 1: Spaces for Exhibitions

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm

Police Headquarters Community Room
800 Eastern Ave
Malden

Objective: Identify and qualify spaces that can accommodate two and three dimensional art exhibitions with the following desired outcomes:

  1. Pull together a core group committed to bringing more exhibitions to Malden
  2. Aggregate a working list of existing and potential spaces usable for exhibitions
  3. Identify one exhibition project to hold in one of the spaces discussed

Who should attend: The session is great for visual artists, curators, art activists, event planners, arts educators, property owners, community developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, city community leaders interested in activating more Malden spaces with visual art.

Facilitator: Paula Spizziri

Paula Spizziri has been a Malden resident and homeowner since 1987. She is an active volunteer and former board member at MATV, and also served two terms on the Malden Cultural Council. Paula brings over 20 years of training and development experience in fields ranging from the financial industry to health care. She is also a certified MBTI® practitioner. In her spare time, Paula enjoys cooking, skiing, gardening, and dance.

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Preparation: If you know of a cultural space, or have an idea for one, please enter it into this form. Please note, first view existing list of spaces.

Summit Session 2: Spaces for Events and Performances

Monday,
September 23, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm

MATV
145 Pleasant Street
Malden

Objective: Identify and qualify spaces for events and performances (drama, music, dance, spoken word, etc) with the following desired outcomes:

  1. Pull together a core group committed to bringing more performances and events to Malden
  2. Aggregate a working list of existing and potential spaces usable for various kinds of performances and events
  3. Identify one event or performance project to hold in one of the spaces discussed

Who should attend: The session is great for performing artists, event planners, civic and cultural groups, city leaders.

Facilitator: Marcel G. Schwab

Picture Courtesy Neighborhoodview

REGISTER

Preparation: If you know of a cultural space, or have an idea for one, please enter it into this form. Please note, first view existing list of spaces.

Summit Session 3: Creative Business Development

Date TBD

MATV, Malden’s Media Center
145 Pleasant Street
Malden

Facilitator: Natasha Kayulu

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