IDEAS Collaborative at this week’s IRP

Heidi Holtz, director of grant making at the Gifford Foundation, and Stephen Butler, executive director of the Cultural Resources Council, will discuss the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Engage and Develop Audiences), at the Nov. 3 session of Institute for Retired People (IRP) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.

The intent of the IDEAS Collaborative is to strengthen the fabric of the cultural community in Syracuse and Onondaga County. By working together, funders, grantees and community members share the common goals of increasing cultural participation, identifying and growing sustainable audiences and uncovering opportunities for cooperative activity and resource sharing. Join the group for a firsthand account of how the Central New York cultural community is working together to share talents and resources.

IRP is a community program established by University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning. For more information on IRP visit or call 443-4846.