May 23, 2005
Issue, Geographic, and Strategy Caucuses:
Facilitated group discussions and networking
There Goes the Neighborhood? The Challenges and Opportunities of Equitable Development and the Arts
Neighborhood development efforts can place the needs of community members and those of artists and cultural groups in conflict. Both want affordable places to live and work. Rising costs, competition for available space and financing, and historic representations of communities and artists as adversaries diminish opportunities for working toward a common cause. Using current research, case studies, discussion, and examples from caucus participants, this session examines issues, recommends resources, and explores successful practices in engaging stakeholders and building shared agendas.