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  • Using Existing Cultural Assets to Leverage Economic Sustainability

    Thursday, December 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    408 B
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 1: Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency
    Every city has cultural assets - they might be hidden or need a little dusting off - but they exist in cities large and small. Learn how to identify and harness your culture assets to attract cultural tourist, create jobs, promote sustained economic development and increase tax revenues. Americans for the Arts' Social Explorer ( identifies 26 different topics which the arts authentically partners with for economic growth and sustainability. These topics include the obvious - arts education - but also topics such as arts in health care, arts in juvenile justice reform or aging in place through the arts. Hear from national experts on how to harness the arts for economic growth whether you are a city of 2,500 or 3 million.
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