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Community Conversations: How do we realize the value of the arts?

August 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The arts are woven into the fabric of the Monadnock Region. The area has long been home to artists and arts organizations. Today, the arts generate over $18 million annually in the region making the arts a powerful sector in our local economy.

How do we realize the value of the arts? What do arts institutions bring to our community above and beyond the economic impact? Without our arts and cultural institutions, what would this region be? What can we do to promote and increase support for this valuable sector? These are the questions we will pose at this Community Conversation focused on the role of the arts in the Monadnock Region.

Community Conversations begin with short presentations by a panel of “Conversation Sparkers” and then the floor is open for comments, questions and conversation. Our Sparkers are:

Jessica Gelter, Arts Alive

Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Art Educator; Broke: The Affordable Art Fair; The Glass Museum

Ginnie Lupi, NH State Council on the Arts

David Macy, MacDowell Colony

Moderator: Jeanne Dietsch

Community Conversations are free and all are welcome!

Community Conversations is a series that explores many of the issues impacting our communities. A partnership between the Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, each Conversation features local experts talking about challenges faced by our communities. Some issues are global in nature, but each conversation is designed to examine the topic from a local perspective. The program provides residents with the opportunity to learn more about issues impacting their communities, to engage in a civil dialog with speakers and with each other, and to come away with a sense that there are things that individuals and communities can do to foster change and improvement. 


The Monadnock Center is proud to partner with the Monadnock Ledger Transcript to present Community Conversations!

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Community Conversations are generously sponsored by

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Additional support for Community Conversations is provided by

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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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