The initiative’s DESIGN! phase began with a full day of strategic thinking on how to develop ACE connections, pulling together a diverse group of people from the Arts, Community, and Education sectors.
Fifty ACEJam! participants brainstormed overall networking, communications and capacity building strategies needed for projects to succeed in the TEST! phase.
ACEJam! participants also generated TEST! Project ideas that were shared with potential applicants to develop projects involving artists, teachers, students and community members. Communities selected for funding were encouraged to develop capacity and sustainability by finding local partners and additional funding.