Creative NJ: Creativity and Collaboration in Asbury Park

December 19, 2016

Asbury Park

The pioneering spirit of Asbury Park’s residents and businesses, coupled with the diversity of its neighborhoods and iconic places have remained steadfast and resilient through many changes.

The momentum of the city’s burgeoning renaissance provides opportunities to build shared economic prosperity, a united populace, and thriving neighborhoods – a true 21st Century city which requires the voices of all who have a stake in the success of Asbury Park.

On January 11 & 12, 2017, the Creative Asbury Park Call to Collaboration will be held at Holy Spirit Church, from 8:30am-4pm on both days.

This two-day gathering is part of Creative New Jersey’s statewide series of community-based convenings, aimed at helping to fuel current efforts already in action and to foster creativity, innovation, and sustainability by facilitating cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government, and culture.

At just over a mile square, Asbury Park’s highly diverse population boasts a bit of everything: entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, a strong faith-based community, news outlets, nonprofit leaders, restauranteurs and a community of people who are deeply committed to Asbury Park’s success.

If any of our blog readers know people who live or work in Asbury Park who might be interested in participating, please forward this blog or send them here for more information!

Kacy O’Brien is Creative New Jersey’s Program Manager and is a Lead New Jersey’s 2015 Fellow.


Creative New Jersey is dedicated to fostering creativity, innovation, and sustainability by empowering cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, philanthropy, government, and culture in order to ensure dynamic communities and a thriving economy.

Creative New Jersey’s leaders and partners are regular contributors to the Dodge blog.