Capacity Building Event

Planning for Vitality: NH's Thriving Creative Communities

Presented by: Arts Alive!

Randy Cohen, VP of Policy & Research at Americans for the Arts, will speak at events across the Monadnock region in September 2017, tailoring his message to the audience at hand. The basis for his presentations will be the recent Arts & Economic Prosperity Study conducted across the Monadnock region, including surveys of 36 arts organizations and 961 audience members. More information on the study can be found at or by emailing Jessica Gelter, Director of Arts Alive!, at

Randy Cohen will speak about the AEP 5 study and ways communities across the US have leveraged their creative assets for community development. Then Sara Carbonneau, Vice President of NH Planners Association, will conduct a panel discussion of stories from successful community development projects across the state that have utilized arts & culture. After the panel discussion, she will open the floor to a discussion of strategies and ideas for the Monadnock region to implement. There will be an art exhibit by local artist Larry Davis: Nature Art Photography.

$10 registration fee includes lunch catered by Sunflowers Restaurant.

Partners include the Greater Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and the NH Planners Association.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Jaffrey Civic Center

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