|Programs and Services|
GCCE creates successful outcomes for our cultural and creative clients through:
WE KNOW THE POWER of a supported cultural entrepreneur to create jobs, build businesses, and improve the quality of life for their communities.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS
GCCE's award-winning Web 2.0 and Social Media training programs provide cultural entrepreneurs and leaders increased skills and knowledge to emerging technologies and Internet tools.
Our Power Up! program provides artists, craftspeople, artisan farmers, and other creatives with hands-on training in building and using low cost website design, social media, "cloud" and email tools for marketing and online sales. The trainings are offered in English, Spanish, and Navajo.
In 2014 GCCE will launch the Institute for Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship. In partnership with the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, GCCE will offer 4-day intensive training institutes for cultural entrepreneurs from across the western hemisphere.
Insttitues will be designed for entrepreneurs in the design and architecture fields, indigenous cultural institutions fields, and women cultural entrepreneurs.
CULTURAL ENTERPRISE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
GCCE partners with regions, cities, and communities to develop and build creative place making strategies. We do this through research, program implementaion, and partnerships.
Currently we are:
CLIENTS: City of Albuquerque, City of Santa Fe, Bernalillo County, REDI Network, Mid-region Council of Governments.
In partnership with the Silver City Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council and cultural entrepreneur Lee Gruber, GCCE helped launch the first-ever Silver City CLAY Festival. Born of Lee Gruber’s passion for clay tiles, pottery, and earthen works, the CLAY Festival attracted over 1,000 visitors for the three-day “Love Affair With Clay” to the rural town of Silver City.
SERVICES FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
GCCE provides training, market and entrepreneur development in indigenous
communities. Since 2010 we have trained over 400 indigenous entrepreneurs in Web 2.0 tools for marketing and business growth.
GCCE and the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) have formed a partnership that will address the need to support American Indian entrepreneurs building culturally grounded businesses in the “green economy”.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
In 2010 GCCE published the ground-breaking report "Cutural Entrepreneurship: At the Crossroads of people, Place, and Prosperity" which documented the positive effects cultural entrepreneurs have on community health and vibrancy.
GCCE recently hosted an Innovation Working Group (IWG) meeting with leading scholars and practitioners working to build cuturally-determined housing and community center developments in tribal communities. To see the report/outcomes of the IWG click here. This research is generously funded by New Mexico EPSCoR.