Welcome to the Gen C Newsletter!

Each week, we hope to deliver to you the latest news from around the world, updates on our work, and free resources like podcasts, e-books, and job postings.

Through this e-newsletter, we seek to inspire, connect, and amplify the work of individuals and organizations committed to cultivating the creative capacities of the next generation. Are you with us?

If so, please check out the below articles and resources, follow us on social media, invite a friend to subscribe, and tell the world about the Creative Generation!

We are building a movement together; we are so glad you are on board!

- Jeff M. Poulin & the team at Creative Generation


CALL TO ACTION: Spread the Word!

A key element to building a movement is to get the word out to our networks. Can you spare a post, tweet, insta, or blog? We invite you to tell your friends and colleagues about the Creative Generation - and be sure to tag us on social media!

Have you heard about the Creative Generation? Learn more about creativity, culture, connection, and community in this blog: http://bit.ly/Creative_Generation #GenC



Mon, Sep 30

What is the Creative Generation?

The “Creative Generation,” or Gen C for short, describes an intergenerational group of people who care deeply about creativity, culture, connection, and community and are uniquely positioned to solve

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Thu, Oct 03

Nominations Open for the 2020 Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1million dollar award, presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Varkey Foundation established the

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Fri, Oct 04

Does Creative Activism Work? The Copenhagen Experiment

By: Stephen Duncombe and Silas Harrebye

It is a beautiful late afternoon Spring day in Copenhagen and on the Dronning Louises bridge that spans Peblinge lake and links the neighborhoods of City Centre

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Wed, Oct 09

Creativity and a March for Our Lives: An Interview with Matt Deitsch, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder

In April, I had the pleasure to sit down with Matt Deitsch, Chief Strategist and Co-founder of A March for Our Lives shortly after he spoke to over 3,000 attendees at the BOOST Conference in Palm

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October 18, 2019 - Townhall at American University in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, October 18, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm American University will host an event titled, "Understanding the Creative Generation" featuring TED-talk style presentations from Jeff M. Poulin, Karla Rivera, and others followed by community conversations. The talks will examine emerging perspectives on arts and cultural education, the role of cultural institutions in society, youth empowerment and civic discourse, and how artists/arts managers play a role. A reception will follow from 5:00-6:00pm.


Celebrating and Advocating for Artists and Community Engagement

In Episode 20, "Story Nurturer", following a delightful and enlightening introduction by LCE’s Alex Sarian, Courtney sits down with indigenous self-proclaimed “interdisciplinary shapeshifting” artist and storyteller, Ty Defoe, of the Ojibwe and Oneida Nations. In this woven tapestry of a conversation, Courtney and Ty navigate through a lot of incredibly fascinating topics including the presence of the arts in Ty’s childhood, indigeneity, colonialism, how we are all connected through and because of art.


Join the Movement to Support a Creative Generation!

We are building a movement. One that works to inspire, connect, and amplify the work of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to supporting the creative capacities of the next generation. Read more about us and our principles, and support the work here



DC Collaborative for Arts and Humanities Education - Member Services Coordinator

High Museum of Art - Head of Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning

Massachusetts Cultural Council - Program Associate, Creative Youth Development

National Guild for Community Arts Education - Director of Leadership Development and Learning

Opening Act - Executive Director

Project Create - Program Manager, Community Partnership Programs

SAY Si - Teaching Artist for ABC [Artists Building Communities]

Washington Improv Theatre - Education Director