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Thursday, September 19 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Post-Industrial Towns: Shifting the Focus to Building an Arts Enclave LIMITED

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Many towns across New England have begun to identify creative economy and cultural tourism as key assets to a changing economic landscape. A panel from recognized arts enclaves representing various community sectors will share with us how their community built and sustains their arts enclaves. Attendees will learn what has been the journey developing a municipal Arts Commission, and other structures that support this work. They will also hear how panelists envision moving forward as this trend of converting old mills into arts spaces spreads across rural communities. Arts council/commission members, cultural institution leaders, planners and economic development professionals, municipal leadership should all attend to hear the story of this rural arts enclave, how it was built, marketed, programmed with public/private partnerships, and how it continues to be sustained.
After the panelists share their story, facilitator Alec Doyle, of Keene's historic Colonial Theatre will collect from the audience a list of challenges this type of development might bring to a community and the audience and panel will discuss ways those challenges could be addressed.

Thursday September 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MoCo Arts 40 Roxbury St, Keene, NH 03431, USA