Arts & Culture Outlook 2022: What You Need to Know



























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Wendy Bury, Executive Director, Cultural Coalition
Learning Lessons & Insights from 2021, Recovery & Economic Development Updates, Major Activities in 2022

Joshua Brown/An Urban Nerd, New London Poet Laureate
Opening poem

Kevin Brown, Mohegan Tribal member and President & Executive Director, Norwich Community Development Corporation
Land Acknowledgement & what this trend means to a tribal member

Congressman Joe Courtney (U.S. Rep. CT-02)
Arts, Culture & Tourism related updates from his Office

CT Office of the Arts & CT Humanities – Key state information for 2022
Elizabeth Shapiro, 
Director Arts, Preservation & Museums, CT Department of Economic & Community Development
Jason Mancini, Executive Director, CT Humanities

ARPA Municipal Investment in Arts & Culture/New London Cultural District
Felix Reyes, Director of Economic Development & Planning, City of New London
Why New London’s ARPA investment in arts & culture is critical to New London’s recovery
Rich Martin, Chair New London Cultural District Commission, The Telegraph, NL Music Festivals
Value of Cultural District (CD) and Cultural District Commission (CDC) to New London

Spotlights on Southeast and Northeast Projects
“More Than A Train Wreck Trail” plan and project
Tyra Penn, Director of Planning & Development, Town of Thompson

Public Art for Racial Justice Education (PARJE) & Sister Murals
Samson Tonton
, Norwich artist, and Jac Lahav,  Public Art for Racial Justice Education (PARJE)

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