The Arts Mean Business! Raising the Curtain 10/11 at 4pm

The Arts Mean Business!
Raising the Curtain – The Economic Impact of Southeastern CT’s Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations

Wednesday, October 11th
4 pm
Lyman Allyn Art Museum

The Arts Mean Business!
Join us as we share the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) results for Southeastern CT – the economic impact of nonprofit arts & cultural organizations & their audiences.

Lisa McGinley, Chair, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition

Brief Remarks by:

  • Tamara Dimitri, CT Office of the Arts, Department of Economic & Community Development
  • Tony Sheridan, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT
  • Peggy Roberts, President, Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce
  • Nancy Cowser, Executive Board Member, Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce

Presentation of Results
Wendy Bury, Executive Director, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition

Panel Discussion- “The meaning, value, and use of AEP5 results for Southeastern CT”

  • Marian Galbraith, Former Mayor of City of Groton, Current Chair of Thames River Heritage Park
  • Jason Vincent, Director of Planning, Town of Stonington
  • Nancy Cowser, Executive Director, Southeastern CT Enterprise Region (seCTer)
  • Senator Paul Formica (*scheduled to attend)

FREE and open to the public.
Reception to follow at 5pm.
Limited seating available, please RSVP

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted. The research study was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments. This is a groundbreaking study for Southeastern CT.

As one of 341 study partners across all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition collected detailed financial data about our local nonprofit arts and culture organizations such as theater and dance companies, museums, festivals, and arts education organizations.

Support for the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition’s participation in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study came from: The Alva Greenberg Fund, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Norwich Community Development Corporation, The Town of Stonington, and Borough of Stonington.

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