Nominate Philly’s ‘Creative Connectors’

Take the ‘Creative Connector’s’ survey to identify Philadelphia’s most influential artists, musicians, and designers. 

For NewsWorks Tonight, Elizabeth Dow, head of Leadership Philadelphia, sat down with Dave Heller to talk about the Connectors project and what it says about the state of leadership in the Philadelphia region.

Audio of the full interview is presented above.

Leadership Philadelphia’s Connectors project is an attempt to identify the trusted, but often lesser-known, leaders who make this region work. Dow’s goal is also to identify what traits make such leaders special, and to teach those behaviors as part of her non-profit’s curriculum.

A “connector,” as described in Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book, “The Tipping Point,” is a person who acts as glue in the community, connects people to other people to work on solutions, and seeks little praise or fanfare for her contributions.

Right now, Leadership Philadelphia has joined with WHYY/NewsWorks to try to identify Creative Connectors, the leaders who put the buzz into the region’s arts and design communities.

To nominate someone you know as a Creative Connector, click here.

The person can be active in art, music, theater, design, writing, cooking, digital media – any creative endeavor.

Nominations are open until July 1.

Once the list of Creative Connectors is determined, NewsWorks will present profiles, interviews and examples of their work.

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