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The Arts as a Driver of Civic, Social, and Economic Growth in Newark

The Arts as a Driver of Civic, Social, and Economic Growth in Newark

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Akwaaba Gallery, 509 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
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Join us for a briefing and interactive discussion on the thriving arts scene in Newark.  We will be joined by Jeremy Johnson, the Executive Director of Newark Arts, who will brief us on Newark Creates.  Newark Creates is a collaborative plan, powered by Newark Arts on behalf of the city, that aims to support the civic, social, and economic growth of Newark and by advancing the creation, production, and availability of arts and culture in the city.  We will then hear directly from practitioners who can speak to the power of the arts as an economic driver in the city.  Some questions we will consider include:

  • How are artists leading neighborhood redevelopment efforts throughout the city?
  • In what ways can the private and public sectors be most impactful in fostering the arts?
  • What role can funders play in encouraging greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts and cultural sector. 
  • How are anchor institutions benefiting the health of the sector? 

Bernel Hall, President and CEO, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation
Vivian Cox Fraser, President and CEO, Urban League of Essex West Hudson
Ryan Monroe, Owner/Creative Director of RyArMo Photography Studio
Laura Bonas-Palmer, Owner, Akwaaba Gallery 

Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers
This program is open to grantmakers only.