Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads – Next City

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Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Monday, April 16, 2012

The Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute of the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC) invites you to join artists of all disciplines, community organizers, social service providers, educators, architects, funders, academics, creatives, and policy-makers for Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads— Arts-based Community Development Convening to be held April 12-14, 2012.

This convening, which builds on past conferences through Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and RAC’s 2010 At the Crossroads conference, aims to generate a discussion on the artist’s role in facilitating social change, community development, and regeneration. Like the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, the convening is designed as a cross-sector forum for learning, sharing, and exchange. Participants ranging from artists to policy-makers will contribute to a collaborative and interactive forum in which this exchange can take place.

Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads anticipates approximately 300-350 practitioners of arts-based community development programs and collaborations. Individual sessions will vary in capacity from 25 to 100 participants to full plenary sessions with all participants.


Chase Park Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
232 North Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
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