Random Acts of Art & Community: Join us Thursday for our next #BetterNJ Twitter chat

June 22, 2016

Art and Community Twitter Chat


Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ discussion on Twitter about Random Acts of Art & Community happening right here in New Jersey.

Think flash mobs, participatory art projects, or impromptu music performances on the street. You may think public displays of art like this just happen, but often, there’s an arts organization and a plan behind this inspiring work.

#BetterNJ Twitter Chat – Random Acts of Art and Community
Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 PM

During the second installment of our #BetterNJ Twitter chat series, we’ll talk to some of the creative people working at nonprofits who put community at the center of their work. Participants, who work in communities across the Garden State, include: CoLAB Arts, Gallery Aferro, Ironbound Community Corporation, Morris Arts, Noyes Museum of Art, Perkins Center for the Arts, and Victory Hall.

Learn about some random acts of art and community they’ve orchestrated, find out where public art is happening in our communities, and what kind of dream projects you might see happen near where you live.

We know many of you share our belief in the potential of the arts to engage residents, and bring a community together. How participating in a shared communal experience like public art can transform the way you see your own creative self and make you feel more invested in your community.

Why is the Dodge Foundation hosting a Twitter chat? Simply, Twitter chats are about connecting and learning. It’s an easy way to hit pause in your work day from where ever you are and share ideas and best practices with peers from across the state. Moreover, you never know what connections you’ll make or who’s reading, and, if you’re like me, you get excited when you try out new tools and ways to reach new audiences.

All are welcome to join the chat. The more voices, the better the conversation!

Tips for Participating in a Twitter Chat:

  • Use Twitter to follow #betternj — or better yet, try Tchat.io at http://www.tchat.io/
  • Don’t be afraid to jump in!
  • Always use #betternj in your tweet
  • Use the Q1/A1, Q2/A2 format when you respond to the moderator’s questions
  • Chat with other participants by replying directing to them and RT if you’re digging their responses
  • Include a “.” in front of an @ if you want your tweet to show up in all feeds
  • Feel free to dip in and out of the chat
  • Be polite and positive
  • Follow up with people after the chat and keep the conversations going

Set a reminder on your calendar to join us. I’ll see you on Twitter at 2 p.m. Thursday as @grdodge!


140602_dodgeMeghan Jambor is the Dodge Foundation’s communications manager. Follow her on Twitter @MeghanJambor