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Hot topic at Western Arts Alliance Institute: "Creative placemaking: Building community or displacing it?"

This information/invitation comes from the Western Arts Alliance in Portland, Oregon. It will hold its annual gathering in San Antonio on Nov. 5-8. This year’s theme is “The Emerging Latino Majority:”

Creative Placemaking is the hot new buzzword in arts funding.

Artplace America, a consortium of 12 major foundations supporting creative placemaking, defines it as an endeavor “in which art and culture plays an explicit and central role in shaping communities’ social, physical, and economic futures.”

But art historian/critic Rosalyn Deutsche has called it “Artists as the ‘shock troops of gentrification’.”

Which is it?

Our panel of arts and civic leaders debate the pros and cons of a movement already underway in San Antonio. Deepen your understanding — Join the discussion at the 2014 WAA Institute!

Session Panelists:

From Left:
Ron Berry (Artistic Director, Fusebox Festival)
Amada Cruz (Executive Director, Artpace)
Michael Anthony Garcia (Visual Artist & Curator)
Moderated by Sixto Wagan (Director, UH Center for Arts Leadership)

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 WAA Institute

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