Creative Cities: Research Past and Future

Creative Cities: Research Past and Future

April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park Room (fifth floor)
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL

“Creative City Chicago” 
In 2014, DCASE, the Joyce Foundation, and the Cultural Policy Center hosted a series of discussions with members of the Chicago arts community to envision Chicago as a creative city in 2050. Our goal was to develop a crowd-sourced research agenda—asking, what do we need to know now in order to position Chicago as a global cultural city of the 22nd century? Betty Farrell from the CPC reports on the themes generated in that community-based project.

“Creative Placemaking: What We’ve Learned, and Looking Forward”
In creative placemaking, arts, city, and community partners are enlivening neighborhoods and diversifying urban economies. Ann Markusen ponders the urban missions of arts and culture, how to make offerings and engagement more equitable and diverse, what we know about the location preferences of artists, arts organizations and arts participants, and where city arts and cultural policymaking is headed over the next decade.

Presentations by 
Betty Farrell, Executive Director, Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago
Ann Markusen, Director, Arts Economy Initiative, University of Minnesota and Principal, Markusen Economic Research

Introduction by Angelique Power, Program Officer for Culture, The Joyce Foundation
Moderated by Ra Joy, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Light refreshments will be served.