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Art, Culture, & The Creative Economy in Ft. Lauderdale” – Panel Discussion

January 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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After three extremely well received and well attended panel discussions over the last three years on the same topic that has proven successful in elevating the conversation, Choose954, The UniteUs Group & Choose954 are excited to host the 4th Annual installment of this panel discussion addressing the crucial topic of the importance of our Creative Economy.

The goal of this evening is to continue elevating the conversation and raising our community’s consciousness about the importance of Arts & Culture relating to our Creative Economy, which supports our community’s overall growth and development.

​Released in June 2017, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is a report documenting the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and cultural industry. Conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, Broward County was one of 341 study regions across the country.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) ​is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted.

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $414.2 million industry in Broward County.

The report shows how this industry supports 11,078 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $40.1 million in revenue for local and state government.

It also shows how they spent $148m in 2015, leveraging $265.7m additional spending by their audiences; spending that pumped vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other local businesses.

Join us as we highlight the importance of the Creative Economy in our burgeoning community, share the ways that our panel speakers are utilizing their businesses & platforms to support the arts, and discover ways that you and your organization can contribute to the conversation at this critical time. Recent budget cuts slashed Arts funding by the state upwards of 80%, now more than ever we need our community to rally behind our Creative Class as Fort Lauderdale continues developing into a world class community.

Speakers Include:

Jodi Paris Jeffreys Tanner

-Former Chair and current Member of the Broward Cultural Council

-Founder/Curator of Las Olas Capital Arts

Andrew Martineau

-Founder of Art Fort Lauderdale, Broward County’s Premier 4 Day Art Fair. (5th Annual Art Fort Lauderdale – “The Art Fair On The Water”), as well as Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week & Zero Empty Spaces.

-President of AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches

-CEO of UniteUs Group, The Modern Day Agency Behind Art Fort Lauderdale, #Choose954, The FemAle Brew Fest and other revolutionary concepts including AAF CreativeZen, 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project, Zero Empty Spaces and a few others.

Moderator – Evan Snow

-Co-Founder & Managing Partner Of Art Fort Lauderdale & Choose954

This event is FREE to attend but space is LIMITED so please reserve your complimentary ticket today!

For more information and to discuss other ways you can get involved in the meantime don’t hesitate to reach out to moderator and co-host Evan Snow of Choose954 – a social movement aimed to Cultivate Culture and Community in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

E-mail – evan@choose954.com


January 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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