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Public Conversation on the Arts

Art, the Heart of Community Planning
Featuring Jamie Bennett

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Jamie Bennett is the executive director of ArtPlace America, a partnership among 16 foundations, 8 federal agencies, and 6 financial institutions working to position art and culture as a core sector of community planning. As advocates and funders for “creative placemaking,” ArtPlace intentionally leverages the powers of the arts to serve a community’s interests while driving a broader agenda for growth that builds character and quality of place.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how and why strategic development in, and integration of, the arts in communities drives economic and social vitality for a city; gain insight into how a city can become an arts destination, growing prosperity and promoting robust communities; and learn specific “actions” attendees can take in their respective fields to advance the arts, including revitalization of blighted, underutilized, or under optimized spaces, as well as enhancement of thriving spaces.