Numerous small towns and cities throughout our state face difficult economic and societal issues that government programs and/or private businesses simply cannot solve. But through the Creative Communities program, our citizens can. Creative Communities fills the support gap, teaching citizens to find creative answers to old problems—using innovation to improve lives.
The goals of the Oklahoma Creative Communities project are threefold:
- To facilitate the generation of new ideas that would contribute to the economic and so- cietal community transformation and develop implementation plans for each significant idea.
- To build the creative leadership capacity of each community through schools and local businesses.
- To document and highlight stories of individuals and successful projects as case studies to learn from and to bring about state pride.
Shared stories about these communities will be widely promoted to inspire the next generation of Oklahoma entrepreneurs, teachers, artists, and policy-makers.