The Curb Creative Practice Boot Camp offers a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and Nashville community members to experiment alongside each other as they strengthen their creative capacities. The Curb Bootcamp focuses on creative practice— hands-on workshops that enable participants to experience the joy, the messiness, the range of decisions and trade-offs involved in creative practice. Rather than just listening and talking to experts about improvisation, data visualization, storytelling, or design thinking, participants immerse themselves in creative process—with experts to guide them. Participants develop fundamental insights, techniques, and strategies to inspire and realize creative goals and collaborative work in their personal and professional lives.
The first Curb Creative Practice Bootcamp was a tremendous success with 600 participant slots selling out in less than 5 hours. Workshops were offered in Design Thinking, Storytelling, Habits of Creative Problem Solving (with Eric Booth), Giving and Receiving Feedback with Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, Graphic Facilitation, and Improvisation.
The Second Annual Curb Creative Practice Bootcamp offered workshops in: Improvisation (Second City Improv); Storytelling (Minton Sparks), Brainstorming (Barry Kudrowitz); Looking/Thinking by Analogy (Kerry Ruef, The Private Eye); Data Visualization (Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design) and Empathic Interviewing.
The Bootcamp is a signature program of the Curb Creative Campus Initiative, an initiative to build the creative capacity of faculty, staff, and students to harness their disciplinary knowledge to solve problems, launch entrepreneurial ideas, and advance innovation.