Design and the Innovative Economy

Nearly everyone realizes: The Arts aren’t a frivolous extra; the Arts are an economic spark plug that can lift your community out of its doldrums, attract industry and stimulate commerce.

Learn how to harness the potential of the Creative Class, buoy your quality of life and be ready to thrive as the global economy roars back to life.

Over three packed days, a slew of guest speakers will share lessons in how their small cities were turned around by embracing the Arts. Roundtable discussions will put you in touch with other like-minded game-changers. Experts will introduce you to the many ways the Arts can permeate a community: Arts in Healing, Arts in Education, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Art in Industry.

At night, hop on a bus to visit South Boston, the Town of Halifax and Halifax County’s cultural attractions, savor fantastic food and drink and see folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega in the intimacy of The Prizery’s beautiful theatre.

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Art and the Creative Economy Conference