Series: Rural and Small Communities
Recorded On: 02/28/2014
Part 1: Economic Development and Art in Rural Communities
Do you need some new tools in your chest to help with economic development in your community? What are ways that small and rural communities are using the arts to help economic stability and growth in their communities? Learn some new ways to talk about the arts and the economy. Hear from communities about some of the successful economic development strategies they have used like artists relocation, cultural districts, historic tax credits, etc.Presented by: Randy Cohen, VP of Research for Americans for the Arts
Part 2: Placemaking in Rural Communities
What is placemaking? What are some ways that rural communities are using the arts to animate spaces, create more economic opportunities, and bring diverse people together. Learn about ways communities are using placemaking tools and resources for their community.
Presented by: Cynthia Nikitin Sr. Vice President Project for Public Spaces and Director of the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design; Jen Coates, Ridgway Town Manager for Ridgway, Colorado