An International Conference on Cultural Institutions and Urban Transformation – October 9 & 10, 2014 – Newark, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

Supported by Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration,
NJPAC and Prudential Financial, Inc.

An International Conference on Cultural Institutions and Urban Transformation

October 9 (evening) & October 10, 2014 – Newark, NJ

A conference in Newark, NJ — a city that has made a huge bet on cultural institutions as catalysts for urban change.

To deepen and broaden the understanding of the efficacy of cultural investment as a stimulus of urban change.

In the last 30 years there has been an explosion of capital investment in urban cultural facilities. Seen as a lever for downtown revitalization, an “every city has to have one” trend has driven projects in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. But what is the real impact cultural organizations have on economic development in cities? This conference will focus on the qualitative and quantitative impact culturals have on cities. What has worked? What hasn’t? What are the lessons?

A conference for both academics and practitioners.

A conference for academics, nonprofit executives, leading funders, public officials, economic development professionals and others interested in arts institutions as stimulators of urban change.

Conference Attendance

Conference participation is by invitation only and limited to 125 attendees. If you are interested in attending, you must fill out the Inquiry Form. Subsidized hotel rooms will be available for the nights of October 9 and 10, 2014.

Conference Proposals

If you are interested in proposing a panel presentation, please submit your proposed topic along with 250 words or less explaining what you would like to do to via the Proposal Submission Form.

Questions/Comments

Please contact ciutconf@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

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