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Briefing Sessions at Assembly 2010

NASAA's ever-popular briefings return! Twelve short, intensive sessions share new research, emerging trends and model practices around the country. Here's a sample of what's in store in Austin:

Building a Shared Public Responsibility for the Arts
Friday, October 15

ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund) in Cincinnati embarked on a year-long initiative designed to develop an inclusive community dialogue leading to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture in the region. Come and hear about their research findings and how the community is successfully using the resulting messages with the media, opinion leaders and the public.

Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Crossroads of People, Place and Prosperity
Saturday, October 16

The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, undertook an unusual examination of the dynamics of the cultural economy in New Mexico. The project combined standard economic models, anthropological research methods and documentary filmmaking to describe the full effects of cultural entrepreneurship on children and families as well as the state's economy.

A Quantum Leap for Arts Funding: The Minnesota Story
Saturday, October 16

In 2008, the citizens of Minnesota voted to approve the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, a sales tax increase designed to raise revenue for environmental, heritage and art programs for the next 23 years. The plan, enacted in fiscal year 2009, is providing a significant expansion of resources for a variety of public causes, including the Minnesota State Arts Board. This session explores the effects—both anticipated and unexpected—of the Legacy Amendment during its first year.

Project Row Houses

Transforming Communities through the Arts: Project Row Houses
Saturday, October 16

In 1993 Project Row Houses emerged to reclaim Holman Street in Houston's Third Ward, a community that was once plagued by poverty and crime, with many abandoned houses. The initiative gained recognition for both its public art and social service programs, which used the neighborhood's African American history and culture to transform the community physically, socially and economically. This session shares a variety of lessons learned about revitalizing communities through the arts and culture.