Christine with Rocco Landesman,
Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. Christine was giving a presentation on From Cultural Amenities to Creative Industries: Repositioning the Value and Identity of the Community's Creative Assets to the NEA's National Council on the Arts, which included a national webcast – June, 2011.

picture of rocco Landesman, Chariman of the National Endownment for the Arts and Christine Harris
Thanks so much for joining us. You are in the perfect vantage point to
report on the current state of creative placemaking, and everyone
thought your presentation was compelling.

Rocco Landesman

Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts

What We Have to Offer

Creative Economy/Industries

  • Keynote presentations on the national context, definition and direction of creative economy/industries and creative placemaking; how the arts can be positioned to succeed in the creative economy
  • Workshops on creative economy/industries, including who do you include and why, how do you measure it, how do connect and convene them, how to you strengthen your creative industries, and how do you get started
  • Developing a profile of your creative industries economic cluster and recommended actions to increase its economic and community value

Arts, Cultural and Creative
Community Planning

  • Community facilitation ensuring that all members of the community have a voice in the process
  • Asset Based process to build on what the community values
  • Story telling through building on history and identifying aspirations