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International Mission to Bilbao, Spain


This year, on September 18th-21st, we will be hosting a one-week international delegation in Bilbao, a storied city located in the Basque region of northern Spain. Over 20 American creative leaders will spend an immersive retreat in one of the worlds most transformational cities. The “Bilbao effect,” as it has become known, describes a city that has dramatically reinvented itself through well directed investments in the arts, transportation infrastructure and urban design.  

During this mission, our participants will enjoy first-hand learning opportunities through case studies, direct interaction with thought leaders, and site visits to some of the city’s treasured assets. The trip aims to be a case study on successful urban redevelopment through arts, infrastructure, and design, as well as a lesson on how to build inclusive community support for critical projects.  For more information or to attend, contact Kim.

Later Event: September 27
Co-CREATEing at the Thrival Festival