The Arts and Culture in Action

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 8:00am

Event Info

Admission

FREE; RSVP required

Venue

Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn

Chicago, 

IL 

60601

Presenter

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Goodman Theatre, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, invite you to a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region.

The conversation features Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, and Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They will discuss their recent collaboration through the Sustainable Communities Partnership. A panel of experts in business, community development, and the arts will discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural activities into their work in Chicago. The discussion will be moderated by Chicago Public Media’s Steve Edwards.

Panelists include: Theaster Gates, artist, urban planner, Director of Arts Program Development at the University of Chicago and Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; Lindsay Gaskins, Founder and CEO, Marbles: The Brain Store; Jaime de Leon, Director, New Communities Program, ENLACE Chicago; and Jeanne Gang, Principle and Founder, Studio Gang.

Space is limited to this free event. RSVPs are required. Email artsandculture@macfound.org by April 20, with your name, title, and organization.