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Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
(2006)
  • Ann Markusen
  • Amanda Johnson
Abstract
When we published The Artistic Dividend: The Arts’ Hidden Contributions to Regional Development in 2003, calls came from all over the world. Why, people wanted to know, did second-tier metros like Minneapolis–St. Paul, Seattle, Boston, and Portland generate, attract, and retain high concentrations of artists when other fast- as well as slow-growing regions did not? We believe that one important factor is the creation of dedicated centers where artists can learn, network, get and give feedback, exhibit, perform, and share space and equipment. We believe these spaces not only serve artists but contribute to economic and community development in their respective regions.
Publication Date
February, 2006
Publisher
Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Publisher Statement
© Ann Markusen and Amanda Johnson, 2006
Citation Information
Ann Markusen and Amanda Johnson. Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies. (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amanda_johnson1/2/