Arts & Culture Means Business at AEP5 Nov. 29

The Connecticut Office of the Arts presents: Connecticut’s Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) Tour with Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts

WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2:15 pm ~ Doors open for networking and informal conversations with Connecticut Office of the Arts staff members (cash bar available)
3-5 pm ~ Talk by Randy Cohen & Panel Discussion
5-6 pm ~ AEP Dine-arounds *

WHERE: College Street Music Hall, 238 College Street, New Haven

WHAT: Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s impact on the economy. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015, and here in Connecticut the arts and culture industry generated $797,249,391 in economic activity in 2015! Randy will talk about the national study and provide regional and statewide insight into the economic contributions of the arts and culture industry across Connecticut.

Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation’s advocacy organization for the arts. A member of the staff since 1991, Randy stands out as a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues. He recently published Americans Speak Out About the Arts, a national study about the public’s opinions and participation in the arts. He publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, an annual mapping study of the nation’s 703,000 arts establishments and their employees. A sought after speaker, Randy has given speeches in 49 states, and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.

This event is free and open to the public.
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