A Way Forward: Arts and Economic Development

Les Wexner, Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Mayor Coleman are joining together on Monday, September 19th at 4pm at the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Mershon Auditorium for a discussion entitled, “A Way Forward:  Arts and Economic Development.”  This provocative conversation on the value of the creative sector in building attractive and competitive cities represents a unique and important opportunity for the arts and creative sector in our community to show its enthusiasm for the prioritization of the arts in the mainstream planning of the future of our community.  

Please see the attached flyer for event details.   You can also direct folks to our Facebook Event page, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144119062346586

Folks are standing up for the arts at Mershon Auditorium on OSU’s campus at the Wexner Center for the Arts on September 19th, starting at 4pm.   See you there!

Alex Fischer – President and CEO, The Columbus Partnership
Milt Baughman – President, Greater Columbus Arts Council
Doug Kridler – President, The Columbus Foundation

About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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