Rust Belt to Artist Belt

Cleveland’s Community Partnership for Arts and Culture is hosting its second From Rust Belt to Artist Belt Conference this weekend in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.


The conference will convene the region’s top community development and arts advocacy officials to discuss the process of harnessing the creative talent of artists to revitalize distressed neighborhoods.

On the speakers list will be Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams,Terry Schwartz, from Kent State’s Urban Design Collaborative, and Matthew Galluzzo, Arts District Manager of the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative.

The keynote speech will feature Ralf Ebert, Director of STADTart and Culture and Planning Consultant for the City of Dortmund, Germany.

The conference is part of CPAC’s Creative Compass initiative, launched in 2007 to increase artists’ access to affordable home and work space.

Monday, Sept. 14, is the last day to register for the conference online.

And stay tuned because I will be reporting from the conference at the end of the week.



Filed under Art, Featured, Good Ideas

2 responses to “Rust Belt to Artist Belt

  1. HHF

    Ahh thanks for posting this! I am getting really excited about the conference already.

  2. Special K

    I wish I could go to this but I have other plans this weekend. I look forward to hearing about what you learned.

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