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2014 Public Forum – Arts in Our Community: Roles and Results, Feb 11, 2014

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    Anne Evans
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    Each year, the Greater Columbus Arts Council hosts a free Public Forum that gives the community an opportunity to come together and discuss a timely and important topic, as well as ask GCAC questions about our activities, grant programs and more.

    This year’s Public Forum will discuss Arts in Our Community: Roles and Results, featuring idea labs and special performances.

    Discussions will focus on the role of the arts in the community—through the Arts Council’s grant program and the concept of creative placemaking—and the economic benefits the arts provide to the community. The Forum will take place at the Strongwater Food & Spirits

    Topics will include The Economic Impact of the Arts, presented by Kenny McDonald, CEO of Columbus 2020; Exploring the Concept of Creative Placemaking and its Impact on Community; presented by Michael Bongiorno, principal with the Design Group; and funding for the arts with an emphasis on new grant programs benefiting artists and neighborhoods, presented by Ruby Harper, GCAC’s Grants and Services director.event space, at 401 W. Town St., on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Hosted by Greater Columbus Arts Council president Tom Katzenmeyer and Board chair Karen Bell, The forum will use a format of three Idea Labs, punctuated by performances by Robert Post and XClaim Dance, and will include Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.

    The forum is intended for artists, non-profits, creative businesses, funders and anyone interested in the role the arts play in making Columbus vibrant.

    Strongwater’s event space address is 401 W. Town St. Strongwater is located in the 400 West Rich arts complex located in East Franklinton, between Rich and Town streets, bordered on the west by Lucas. Parking can be found on the surface lot off Lucas. Advance registration is encouraged. To register please email Sue Jones at [email protected].


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