Arts and culture, confronting economic challenges

The benefit of an all-hands-on-deck approach to confronting economic challenges and opportunities becomes readily apparent when considering the case of arts, culture, and design. Not traditionally present in the domain of economic development, this trio has many potential benefits for boosting the economy. They touch the economy at crucial leverage points, including innovation, entrepreneurship, employment, … Continue reading Arts and culture, confronting economic challenges

Creativity and Neighborhood Development

In this publication, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, examines the role of community-based arts and cultural activity in neighborhood development and points towards strategies for building an integrated vision of creativity and development. It focuses on the ways cultural activity and neighborhood development have complementary and in some ways intertwined missions, … Continue reading Creativity and Neighborhood Development

5 ways Arts Projects Can Improve Struggling Communities – Tom Borrup

"This excerpt from the book The Creative Community Builder’s Handbook: How to Transform Communities Using Local Assets, Arts and Culture (2007 Fieldstone Alliance), makes a compelling case that cultural projects are not simply a luxury but play a fundamental role in reviving the fortunes and boosting the prospects of poor, minority and other disadvantaged communities." … Continue reading 5 ways Arts Projects Can Improve Struggling Communities – Tom Borrup