Co-hosted by PolicyLink

What's on the agenda:

The NECE Network is a peer group convened by NEFA, but led by its participants. 

The role of arts and culture is becoming increasingly essential to economic development. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, in 2012, the production of arts and cultural goods generated more than $698 billion to the U.S. economy. However, with changing demographics along with issues of gentrification and displacement, a pressing question is emerging-- how can arts-and-culture based economic development be more equitable and/or even advance equity? To explore this question, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and PolicyLink are co-hosting this webinar to discuss and understand ways arts and culture are bringing new economic vitality in the quest for equitable opportunities and places.

Over the last two years, PolicyLink has sought to understand from the leaders in the field how arts and culture are accelerating equitable development by conducting interviews, making site visits, reviewing plans/ literature, and hosting an Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development Track at the 2015 Equity Summit. This webinar will present the lessons learned focused specifically on advancing equity through arts and culture in the creative/ cultural economy and will feature speakers from promising practices in the field.

  • Moderated by Jeremy Liu, Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture and Equitable Development (and NEFA board member) at Policylink. The conversation will explore ways in whch arts and culture activities are bringing new economic vitality to the quest for equitable places and opportunities to the people who live in them.
  • Learn from national leaders from PolicyLinks' research, Arts, Culture, and Equity Institute and Equity Summit
  • Join the NECEN LinkedIn Group to post your questions and discussion ideas!

RSVP Today!
RSVP by February 16; space is limited.

Who should attend this meeting?
Leaders from multiple sectors (arts, urban planning, local government, philanthropy, business development, education, media, tourism) who are invested in creative economy/arts-based community development projects and want to discuss EQUITY.

What is the New England Creative Economy Network?
Learn more and read notes from the last NECEN meeting.

CONTACT: Dee Schneidman, Research Manager | 617.951.0010 x530