A New Model of Support for Creative Workers in Post-Industrial Cities

Saturday, June 16, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

In post-industrial cities, it is not a matter of reviving what was, but of artists and creative workers capitalizing on long histories of craft and industry with innovation. This panel explores communities that have moved their arts and culture sector forward through partnership, investment, research, and entrepreneurship to fully leverage their cultural assets as economic engines.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover the the unique history of craft and industry that has combined to make this "culture of hands" into a viable economic engine.
  2. Discuss the complex partnerships and good faith efforts that are required to start and maintain the work.
  3. Explore the use and importance of cultural planning, community dialogue, and entrepeneurial energy in success.


This session is part of the Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking) sessions.