Potter College News
PCAL, Innovation Campus Announces Civic Imagination Incubator with USC
- Jessica Luna
- Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
The Potter College of Arts and Letters (PCAL) and the Innovation Campus at WKU are partnering with the University of Southern California to launch its Civic Imagination Incubator.
This 8-month program allows creatives to develop impactful story worlds and media projects by focusing on worldbuilding, storytelling, and civic imagination. This program hopes to promote social change and civic agency through connection and collaboration.
During the span of the program, five creatives will move through the collaborative process of ideating, planning, prototyping, devising participatory strategies, and exploring funding possibilities for their projects through monthly meetings and sessions with creative guests and advisors.
“The City of Bowling Green is rapidly growing not only in population, but in diversity of thought,” says Dr. Terrance Brown, Dean of PCAL. “Our ability to be proactive in bridging gaps in civic, cultural, and economic development will give us a stronger foundation upon which to build. I am ecstatic that the Potter College of Arts and Letters at WKU can partner with USC in bridging divides through the Civic Imagination Incubator.”
The first incubator cohort is open for nominations of excited, team-oriented fellows that live in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. The incubator will be offered virtually with an in-person kickoff and conclusion.
Meeting areas and workspaces for fellows will be available at the Innovation Campus’ new 30,000 square-foot Collaborative SmartSpace.
To nominate someone for the first incubator cohort, please contact Sam Ford at email@example.com.