Using the Arts for Economic Development on Main Street

| Hilton Baltimore, Key 9-10 | Posted: Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

The arts are a proven economic development tool, but is becoming an arts district right for your community? In this session you’ll get a reality check to see if an arts district fits your Main Street. You’ll also learn about a model arts-based economic development strategy used by Cumberland, Maryland; and hear from the National Endowment for the Arts on its new arts as an economic development focus and its “Our Town” grants program for creative placemaking. CM | 1.25

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn more about local arts districts as an economic development strategy--when it makes sense and when it is not the right choice
  • Learn from the experiences of two Main Street communities that have successfully developed a local arts district
  • Learn more about funding opportunities for the arts as economic development available through the National Endowment for the Arts


For more information contact:

Theresa Cameron, American for the Arts;

Jamie Hand, National Endowment for the Arts;

Any Vick, Allegany Arts Council