“WE-Making: How Arts & Culture Unite People to Work Toward Community Well-Being”

Micah Gursky, Executive Director of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, speaking to Erika Funke of WVIA Media about the recent report by the National Endowment for the Arts & the Kresge Foundation titled, “WE-Making: How Arts & Culture Unite People to Work Toward Community Well-Being.” Tamaqua is one of three community case studies in the nation highlighting the success of arts & cultural projects to improve social cohesion.

See WE-Making Report


Senator Argall highlights Tamaqua Revitalization

Click image to view this July 2021 video edition of the Argall Report.

Senator Dave Argall highlights revitalization efforts taking place in Tamaqua Borough.


Dear Tamaqua – Tamaqua in New Light

A partnership with Touchstone Theater of Bethlehem, led by Tamaqua native James P. Jordan gave us the coaching we needed to pull off our first large-scale public initiative. Spanning two years of planning and culminating in a one mile immersive walking experience in the center of town, the project gave visible evidence of the change of momentum and exchange of energy from our past to our present and future.

More than 1,400 local residents and visitors took part in the no-cost theatrical community event held in August 2015.

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Tamaqua helped to “write the book” on three reports that deserve to be listed here.


 

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video: The Art of Community

From Allendale to Tamaqua
The Art of Community: Rural South Carolina

As part of The Art of Community: Rural SC initiative of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Allendale Rural Arts Team met in 2019 with the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, a partner of national community development intermediary, Rural LISC, and shared new ideas for community building that help transcend local challenges and demonstrate the value of ‘creative placemaking.’

Their takeaway, “We can’t change everything. But we can change some things.”

 

Archived Video

Our YouTube channel is home to more than 50 information-rich videos produced since 2010. Get the backstory. Go to TamaquaAreaCP.