Forum: Economic Impact of Arts and Cultural Organizations
Mayor Helene Schneider will give a proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month, and Americans for the Arts' Randy Cohen will give a keynote speech. Followed by a reception.
When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
October has traditionally been designated as National Arts and Humanities Month with coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Locally the Arts Commission has organized a number of events to highlight the role and contributions of Arts & Culture in Santa Barbara County.
Mayor Helene Schneider will kick-off the event with a Proclamation for Arts & Humanities Month. Randy Cohen, vice president for research and policy at Americans for the Arts, will provide details on Americans for the Arts Arts and Economic Prosperity IV (AEP IV) study completed this year. Kathy Janega-Dykes, President and CEO for the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission will provide an update on the local tourism sector and information on its current Culture 101 campaign.
Through the efforts of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara County was one of 182 study regions that participated in the Americans for the Arts’ (AEP IV) nationwide study. The largest and most comprehensive of its kind ever conducted, AEP IV shows that in spite of the economic downturn the arts industry continues to serve as an economic engine, pumping billions of dollars into the nation’s economy. Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers—creating an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of our tourism industry.
For more information, visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
Event posted Oct. 2, 2012
Last updated Oct. 2, 2012