A few important bits of information:
- More than 600 communities in the U.S. have designated cultural districts.
- Some cities have formal boundary lines with specific zoning ordinances and economic tax incentives.
- Others have more informal, unofficial boundaries that become a marketing focal point to cluster arts organizations.
- Twelve states have enacted statewide arts, entertainment, and cultural district legislation.
So with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts we have embarked on a new project to help us provide more up to date information, tools, and resources on cultural districts.
To kick our project off, we hosted our first preconference on arts, entertainment, and cultural districts in Pittsburgh this June. We had over 150 attendees from the United States and Canada. The presenters were so terrific we decided to ask them to share their insights with all of you through this blog salon. Be sure to check back every day this week for new posts! Enjoy.
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