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Roanoke City to Hold Summit to Discuss Sustainable Support for Creative Arts
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the city will hold an event-”Roanoke Summit: Toward a Healthy Creative Sector”-to invite the public to a discussion of how to provide sustainable funding for arts and culture in the Roanoke area. Admission will be free, and the event will be held in the auditorium at the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine located at 2 Riverside Circle. Check-in for attendees will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the opening session will start at 1 p.m.
Guest speakers will include:
• Scott Griffin, Springfield Arts Collaborative, Missouri • Daniel Ross, Director of Community Development, Arts United of Fort Wayne • Carter Livingston, Strategies 360: Utah
The purpose of this summit will be to provide a history of how arts and culture have been funded in the past, and to explain what makes this initiative different. Attendees will hear the results of an Economic Impact Study regarding the importance of arts and culture in communities. In addition, reports will be shared about communities that have made sustainable funding work, and the valuable lessons learned by those communities in the process. Information also will be presented regarding the city’s process to develop a new plan for funding, the plan’s goals, and the implementation steps taken thus far, and attendees will dialogue with the speakers.
Those interested in attending the summit are asked to pre-register for this event by visiting www.roanokeva.gov/summit. For more information about the event, contact Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 853-5652 or email@example.com.