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2019 Essex County Arts & Culture Summit

Essex County Community Foundation

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Friday, September 27
9:00 am
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

Please register early as space is limited!

For more information, please visit www.eccf.org/creative-county.

Register for Essex County’s second Arts & Culture Summit for arts organizations, artists, designers, community leaders, town and city planners, business and commercial development leaders, and all who want to embolden Essex County’s arts and culture, creative economy, and vibrancy.
LEARN: Attend sessions with experts in the field
ENGAGE: Enjoy networking, lunch, and wine reception
LEAD: Form cross-sector partnerships for a stronger arts ecosystem

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Mayors, town managers, community development and planning personnel, artists, designers, arts and culture organizations, business and commercial development leaders and cultural philanthropists.
FEES: $25 per person
includes breakfast, lunch, wine reception and resource materials.


What Creative County Initiative Means for You and Your Community

Artist Resources/Cultural Planning/Creative Placemaking/Public Art

8:00-9:00 | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 | Welcome
Casey Soward, Cabot Theatre Executive Director
Jonathan Payson, ECCF Board Chair
San San Wong, Barr Foundation Director, Arts & Creativity

9:15 | Creative County Initiative: Present Impacts & Future Opportunities
Karen Ristuben, CCI Program Director
The game-changing Creative County Initiative is fueled by a new way of thinking about how we live, work, create, and serve the public interest
through arts, culture, and creativity in our Essex County communities. Hear about what we have accomplished and what we’re doing next.

9:30 | Creative Placemaking: Context and Current National Trends
Jason Schupbach, Director, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
From the forefront of the field of art & design, national placemaking founder Jason Schupbach’s lively presentation will highlight new ideas for how arts, culture and creativity form the core of sustainable, vital communities.

10:00 | Boston Creates Cultural Plan: Making it Work
Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief, Arts & Culture, City of Boston
Entering year four of a ten-year plan, Boston is implementing innovative cultural strategies for strengthening local communities. The city has
spearheaded significant investments in public art and individual artists, and is integrating arts and culture into planning and development to foster
new cultural anchors and emerging talent. Hear how arts and creativity are elevated in civic dialogue, creating platforms for diversifying Boston’s
narrative as one of belonging and equitable opportunity.

Generation Khmer Dance Troupe: Cambodian Dance

10:45 | Placemaking and Inspired Collaboration: Curious City, Pop-Up Children’s Museum
Peabody Cultural Collaborative
Learn how the dynamic and dedicated Peabody Cultural Collaborative launched a highly successful pop up children’s museum by working together
across arts, municipal, and business sectors.

Caroline Harvey: Poet/Spoken Word

11:30 | Cultural Equity/Arts & Social Integration
David Howse, Senior Associate Vice President, Emerson College and Executive Director, ArtsEmerson
Renowned commentator on cultural equity and the arts and social integration, David brings an extensive performance background and relaxed, informed presentation style to inspire ideas for effective and authentic inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to – and through – Essex County’s creative communities.

MCNAA Intertribal Dancers, Drums, Song

12:00 | Networking Lunch – Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly