The Arts and Culture in Action
April 27, 2011
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
170 North Dearborn Street
Note: This event is full. No further seats are available.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Goodman Theatre, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, invite you to a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region.
The conversation features Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Shelley R. Poticha, Director for Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. They will discuss their recent collaboration through the Sustainable Communities Partnership. A panel of experts in business, community development, and the arts will discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural activities into their work in Chicago. The discussion will be moderated by Chicago Public Media’s Steve Edwards.
- Theaster Gates, artist, urban planner, Director of Arts Program Development at the University of Chicago and Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design;
- Lindsay Gaskins, Founder and CEO, Marbles: The Brain Store;
- Jaime de Leon, Director, New Communities Program, ENLACE Chicago; and
- Jeanne Gang, Principal and Founder, Studio Gang.
Space is limited to this free event. RSVPs are required.
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