Friday, August 24, 2007

Important Event for Artists

This is important for Philadelphia artists!

September 9, 2007
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Wine and Cheese reception to follow
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA
Free and open to the public

The sponsors of this event are The Samuel S. Fels Fund, William Penn Foundation, Independence Foundation, The Connelly Foundation, LINC Philadelphia, The Leeway Foundation, The Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe Festival, and The Philadelphia Foundation. Special assistance for the event from Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance , Philagrafika, InLiquid, Studio Z Design, Moore College of Art and Design, Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.



Philadelphia's expanding and maturing Creative Sector
is at an important and critical juncture. Many public
and private sector opinion makers, civic leaders, and
elected officials agree that there is an opportunity
in this emerging political climate to harness the
energy of the Creative Sector to consolidate
Philadelphia revitalization and create the conditions
to drive the economy and the creative sector.

Culture, Creativity and the City Town Hall Meeting is
an opportunity to discuss the cultural policy issues
relevant to artists, cultural workers, community
members, elected officials, youth, and others, to
learn from the successes and failures of other cities
and to help define our aspirations for the next
administration for the creative sector.

This meeting is intended to draw together and build
consensus in the cultural communities and creative
sector about the key policies that the next mayoral
administration may consider in terms of promising
practices as they relate to the creative sector's
principles. Its theme is centered on the connection of
creative workers and city government.
The Panelists
Panelists are representatives from cities highlighted
in the Rand Report, "Art in the Metropolis: Strategies
for Sustainability":
Dr. Dwight D. Walth, D.M.A., Director of Grants
Services and Community Initiatives, Phoenix Office of
Arts and Culture
Dr. Erin Trapp, Director - Office of Art, Culture &
Film - City of Denver
Randi Vega, Director of Cultural Affairs, Baltimore of
Promotion and the Arts
Moderated by:
Cecelia Fitzgibbon, Director, Arts Administration
Program, Drexel University
A reception sponsored by the Independence Foundation
to follow.
What People are saying about the Culture, Creativity
and the City Town Hall Meeting:
Philadelphia Weekly's Roberta Fallon callsthe meeting
"a must-see Philly Fringe event for every artist and
friend of the arts." Read the article.

XPN Morning Show and "Arts and Culture Maven,"
Michaela Majoun, interviewed Matty Hart for the Fall
Arts Preview. Listen to the show.
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