“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 InitiativesCultivating 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.
Leveraging the arts and collaboration to create positive disruption.
The Disruptive Futures Dialogue Series is a multi-year community engagement, in partnership with organizations across our city, to envision the future of Santa Fe through collaboration and the arts.
Space for Creativity to Work
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.
Past InitiativesOver 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.
By the Santa Fe Institute
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?"
A new type of discussion about nuclear security.
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.
A Celebration of Innovative Art, Performance, Local Food and Music, and Community Engagement.
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.
Guest Speakers Who Have Collaborated with Creative Santa Fe
Creative Santa Fe has collaborated with a range of creative thinkers to promote new ways of thinking.
Access to Entrepreneurial Resources Throughout New Mexico
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
Get To Know Santa Fe On Foot
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.