© Copyright Dana L.  Saylor            Buffalo, New York           315-525-7474         dana@danasaylor.com

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CREATIVE CONSULTING

 

If you've ever tried to use creative ideas to change places, bring more artists to your neighborhood, or launch a signature event at a historic landmark, I can help bring your vision to life.


My experience in the arts, historical research, community engagement and creative event management has given me the tools to imagine and launch a wide variety of projects. I also offer trainings and talks on:

- Broadening the appeal of historic places

- Consulting on historic districts and other tools

- Creative event ideation

- Convening creative placemaking experts

- Establishing artist-in-residence programs

"LIVELY, DIVERSE, INTENSE CITIES CONTAIN THE SEEDS OF THEIR OWN REGENERATION." - Jane Jacobs
CONVENING

Who do you know? The network is everything.

 

I have built up strong relationships across the country, and internationally, in a variety of disciplines. I managed a team of 26 volunteer coordinators, to build "Buffalo's Best Summer Event", the CITY of NIGHT art festival. I have collaborated with colleagues to save important places.

 

I consult on community projects that unite people with shared interests.

 

Some of my affiliations:

 

  • Advisor, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Co-Founder and President, Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo

  • Class of 2014, The John R. Oishei Foundation 20 Leaders program

  • Member, Buffalo's Young Preservationists

  • NextGen, Congress for the New Urbanism

 

I can rally the kind of troops you need: urban planners, architects, artists and event managers.

My team will work with you and the community to bring your ideas to life.

CONNECT

Send me a message to begin the consulting process, hire me to speak, or convene a panel of experts to present ideas to your organization. 

Video Installation by Alma Jiminez, photo by Cathaleen Curtiss