The importance of integrating arts and culture in every aspect of community life, cannot be overstated. It is also one of the 8 assets of the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities. Arts and cultural programming is a key economic development strategy that can define a community, foster an entrpreneurial environment and make it a distinctive, special place.
To elevate the importance of arts and culture, an exciting new initiative taking place in Michigan is the creation of a certification program to train professional arts programmers. You can be a part of this important undertaking by joining other arts leaders, recreation professionals and government administrators in an in-depth panel discussion on revenue-generating programs. This will take place on Friday, March 23 from 9:00 am -11:30 am. Sponsored by Eastern Michigan University (Communication, Media & Theatre Arts) and Farmington Hills (Special Services Department Cultural Arts Division), this program will offer a unique opportunity to be at the ground floor of discussions around a community arts certification program. The League has been invited to be one of the participants on the panel. Space is limited, so sign up here!
Colleen Layton is Director of Policy Development for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 734-669-6320 or by email@example.com.