Success in the City: Re-fashioning our Work for New Times

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Joe Smoke, director of grant programs, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

Presented by Mary Len Costa, interim president and CEO, Arts Council of New Orleans; Melissa Hines, director of civic partnerships & arts organizations, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs; Sabrina Pratt, executive director, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.

What can private and public grantmakers learn from the various ways cities and local arts agencies have shifted strategies this past year? Presenters will recount stories about how their agencies have responded to/with stakeholders for advocacy, communications, political (re)alignment, research, and strategic partnerships. Attendees will be asked to present success stories (5-7 minutes each) about how they have acted (self- or environmentally determined) to establish balance in the new economy.