Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 2:15 PM / Show 3:00 PM
This event is all ages
Randy Cohen (Talk & Panel Discussion)
Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's advocacy organization for the arts. A member of the staff since 1991, Randy stands out as a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues. He recently published Americans Speak Out About the Arts, a national study about the public’s opinions and participation in the arts. He publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, an annual mapping study of the nation’s 703,000 arts establishments and their employees. A sought after speaker, Randy has given speeches in 49 states, and regularly appears in the news media—including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.
This event is general admission seated.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts’ fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015. Randy Cohen, Director of Americans for the Arts, will talk about the national study and provide regional and statewide insight into the economic contributions of the arts and culture industry across Connecticut.
Post-event "Dine-Arounds" will be held at walkable downtown restaurants in order to discuss specific aspects of the report. Sign up for one on site!