In the fall of 2020, Creation In Common began working with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District to re-envision their historic Shop One space on the grounds of the water treatment plant serving Wisconsin capital. Together, with nine Creative Collaboration Advisors, we facilitated a process to create a vision and plan for arts and educational programming and working with artists over the long term. Throughout the 12 meetings, the Creative Collaboration Advisors team developed these recommendations for a set of catalytic projects:

  • Artist/Educator Residency—Supports an annual, year-long residence ( residency).
  • Creative Projects Process—Offers a method for commissioning new works.
  • Participatory Community Engagement—Provides outreach to build relationships.
  • Branding and Communications Project—Builds awareness and creates a conversation between the District and surrounding communities.  

Go here to read a project case study about Shop One created by the US Water Alliance