“It’s the Economy, Stupid” was a great start for President Bill Clinton’s first campaign and it’s a great start for this Local Arts Agency Blog Salon.
As we look for permanent and lasting solutions to the nation’s economic woes, we don’t have to look any further than the arts (especially the arts at the local level), the people that make the art, and how it drives the economy.
During this week of blog posts you will have the opportunity to learn about communities and their economic development strategies using the arts. You will also learn how these “rock stars” are using economic impact studies and research to demonstrate the power that the arts have on the local economy.
Speaking of the rock stars, here are this week’s guest bloggers:
- Ben Davidson, Americans for the Arts
- Beth Flowers, Beet Street
- Buddy Palmer, Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham
- Camille Russell Love, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
- Cathy Malloy, Greater Hartford Arts Council
- Janet Langsam, ArtsWestchester
- Jennifer Cover Payne, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
- Jeff Hawthorne, Regional Arts & Culture Council
- Jennifer Post Tyler, Thrive
- Jessica Johnson, Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance
- Julie Muraco, Praeditis Group LLC
- Kerry Adams-Hapner, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
- Lydia Black, Lee County Alliance for the Arts
- Maria Munoz-Blanco, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
- Marjorie Maas, Nebraskans for the Arts
- Olga Garay, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
- Paul Tyler, Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
- Robert Bush, Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
- Terri Aldrich, Minot Area Council of the Arts
- Terri Schorzman, City of Boise Department of Arts & History
- Tom Bensen, Missoula Cultural Council
I hope you enjoy reading these posts and check back throughout the week via this link, which collects all of the posts from the Salon in one place.
Also, please be sure to comment and share them via email and social media!