About Creative City Project
The Creative City Project is birthed out of the belief that artists can change a city for the better by making it a more beautiful, meaningful and interesting place to live.
We are a collective of artists, who seek to create shared experiences between artists and people who live, work, play in and visit Orlando.
We see the blank spaces in our city – whether the wall of a building, a street corner or a public park – as canvases for creation. Some of our works only exist for the moment they are performed, and some live on as permanent contributions.
- Artists have the power to change and create environments. That means artist can help shape Orlando to be a more creative city.
- Artists are society’s risk takers and are looked to to bring about cultural change. That means artists have a platform to make Orlando a more creative city.
- People view a city differently when they have shared experiences. That means that artist have an opportunity to create positive shared experiences.
- We all – both artists and citizens in the city of Orlando – benefit from an increased artistic climate.
The Creative City Project started as the dream of Orlando local, Cole NeSmith. In March of 2012, the Creative City Project was unveiled to a group of over 30 individuals from Orlando Arts, Cultural, Government and Business Organizations.
He wrote and co-produced “Connected : An Interactive Experience” which premiered at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in May 2012.