Initiatives

“In this age of tightening global interdependence and intimate contact between more diverse strangers, the bridges of understanding that we have to build are longer, the chasms they have to span much deeper. And that only makes the need for community building and healthy communities that can anchor diverse populations greater.” – Thomas Friedman

Ongoing Initiatives

Cultivating a culture of inquiry and listening, Creative Santa Fe convenes diverse groups who span disciplines, cultures and generations, in order to examine ideas and issues that are changing, challenging and disrupting our world. Identifying collaborative opportunities to drive growth and progress in Santa Fe, we work to forge new connections and pathways for dialogue that can advance real change in our own community and beyond.
Creative Santa Fe

Disruptive Futures Dialogue Series

The Dialogue Series will be a year-long community engagement, in partnership with organizations across our city, to envision the future of Santa Fe.

Siler Yard: Arts + Creativity Center

Space for Creativity to Work

2012-2020

The Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center is envisioned as affordable live/work/creation space where Santa Fe’s creative workforce can develop individual and collaborative projects and learn entrepreneurial skills, as they transition from training to independence in the art markets.

Nuclear Weapons Summit

A new type of discussion about nuclear security.

2016-2019

Over three days last December, 47 interdisciplinary leaders came together to discuss nuclear weapons using CrSF’s process to explore the topic and inspire creative solutions about our global security.

Past Initiatives

Over the past 6 years we have been identifying collaborative opportunities to drive growth and progress in Santa Fe. We continue to work to forge new connections and pathways for dialogue that can advance real change in our own community and beyond.
Creative Santa Fe

The InterPlanetary Project

By the Santa Fe Institute

2017-2018

The SFI InterPlanetary Project is a collaboration led by the Santa Fe Institute that explores the question "What will it take to become an interplanetary civilization?"

Fantase Fest

A Celebration of Innovative Art, Performance, Local Food and Music, and Community Engagement.

2013-2016

Located in historic, downtown Santa Fe at the iconic DeVargas Park, FANTASE Fest is a unique nighttime event where a diverse mix of thousands of people gather to celebrate innovative art, performance, local food and music, and community engagement.

IF: Imagined Futures: Speaker Series

Guest Speakers Who Have Collaborated with Creative Santa Fe

2012- Present

Creative Santa Fe has collaborated with a range of creative thinkers to promote new ways of thinking.

Startup Santa Fe

Access to Entrepreneurial Resources Throughout New Mexico

2014-2015

Startup Santa Fe was a public private partnership with the City of Santa Fe and Creative Santa Fe to provide access to entrepreneurial resources online and throughout New Mexico. If you have an idea, this new effort will help you to learn how to move it forward and connect with people that can help make it happen

Walk Santa Fe

Get To Know Santa Fe On Foot

2013-2014

Walk [Santa Fe] project launches as the largest Walk [Your City] project in the world with temporary signs, maps, and a painted path connecting the Railyard Plaza to the Downtown Plaza.