Creative Placemaking A Conversation with John Michael Schert of Trey McIntyre Project

Friday, April 26
12 noon – Box lunch, presentation and discussion
1:30 pm – Optional sneak peek at the TMP rehearsal
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue

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John Michael Schert, Executive Director of Trey McIntyre Project (TMP), discusses how arts organizations can be relevant, cultural assets in their communities. He explores how businesses and civic leaders can tap into creative talent in effective ways that help define sense of place. He challenges artists and arts organizations to increase their understanding of their worth as vital producers of new ideas and strategies that can propel industries, governments, and communities forward. Schert addresses creativity in bold, new ways looking at opportunities that are powerful, yet may be untapped, under-utilized, or under-monetized.

Event is FREE, but registration is required. For information, call 954-765-5814

Complimentary box lunch and beverages will be provided. Space is limited, so please register early


About John Michael Schert

John Michael Schert was instrumental in the formation and implementation of the nationally acclaimed contemporary dance troupe Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) from a summer touring company in 2004 to its evolution as a full-time, celebrated force in the arts world. Schert has led TMP in building a national support base with board members and funders from more than 40 states, and he heads up community engagement in TMP’s home of Boise, Idaho, and across the globe. Under his leadership, TMP’s groundbreaking methods for engagement have been recognized and awarded by ArtPlace, Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences and the NEA’s Our Town. Schert has spoken at conferences such a Dance/USA, APAP, and at The Americans for the Arts National Arts Policy Roundtable.

The TMP performances and week-long residency are sponsored by Funding Arts Broward, Inc. (FAB!) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of a grant from the FAB!/Knight New Work Awards for 2012-2013.

This event is being hosted in collaboration with the Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward.


Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312