What’s that item in the back of this month’s Bloomfield-Garfield Bulletin?
Please come to our first workshop for Lessons from the 6% Place on April 25th, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Assemble Gallery in Garfield. Read more about our first session, “Freelancing and the Law,” and our series right here.
Have you heard the news? cityLAB and the 6% Place Advisory Committee are organizing a night market in Garfield to begin this summer and we are looking for vendors, volunteers, performers, and sponsors.
…they all live in Garfield and are a part of the Garfield Freelancers Database!
While cityLAB finishes up door-to-door surveying for the Garfield Creative Census, we’ll keep the online survey open so more people can take it — and be a part of the Freelancers Database too! Take the census here today!
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday,
cityLAB is pleased to announce the Garfield Creative Census, which will provide a baseline for counting creative workers, dabblers, and hobbyists in the 6% Place and beyond.
Take the Garfield Creative Census here – and opt in to join the Garfield Freelancers Database, which will provide a new way for clients and customers to find local creative businesses. The survey will be open until November 15th.
We’re counting on you!
On September 20th, the 6% Place Advisory Committee visited a group of artists are who worried they will lose the space they have been working in along Penn Avenue. The advisory committee toured their studio, talked, listened, and offered some strategies for staying put in the future.
Next door there is a company converting engines to run on bio-diesel. All in a days’ work in Garfield.
The 6% Place is “an innovative path to socially compassionate community change” says Rob Stephany, director of the Heinz Endowments’ community and economic development program. “We want to see vibrant neighborhoods with strong market forces at work and to make sure that low-income people clearly benefit from that vibrancy.”
And now we are getting on with it. With the help of $49,350 awarded to the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation by the Heinz Endowments and the energy of our newly-formed 6% Place committee, we are building the 6% Place.
The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
We’re excited. We’re rolling. Watch for updates!
The 6% Place Advisory Committee met for the first time last Wednesday. Made up of creative workers, Garfield residents, and potential neighborhood in-comers, this feisty group will steer the implementation of the 6% Place, including the first-ever Garfield Creative Census, strategizing about the reuse of an empty school in Garfield, and other future projects.
Want to be a part of the committee? Know someone who does? Let us know at email@example.com.
Save the date! Eve Picker, cityLAB’s intrepid CEO, will be a panelist at a discussion on low-income neighborhoods and how they participate in regional economies, including their untapped market potential, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh branch on June 20th. Eve will be giving a presentation on cityLAB’s 6% Place experiment — find more about the event here and register for it here.
Connecting to Markets Series:
Exploring Low-Income Neighborhoods in the Regional Context
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 11:00-3:30pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch
717 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
We hope to see you there!
(The event is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development.)
UPDATE 6/21/12: See a photo from yesterday’s event here.