Is it a real thing? And what does the creative economy contribute to the overall health and quality of our shared lives? Hint, creative economy does not just mean visual arts.
In fact, a quick online search reveals the following definition: "A creative economy is based on people's use of their creative imagination to increase an idea's value. ... Some observers take the view that creativity is the defining characteristic of developed 21st century economies, just as manufacturing typified 19th and early 20th centuries.”
To better understand actors and activity in the region’s creative economy the perfect opportunity has presented itself: The Creative Economy Association of the North Shore (CEANS) is coming to Newburyport for its upcoming meeting! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-8:00p.m. - the meeting will be held at the Newburyport Art Association located at 65 Water Street, Newburyport Ma. The program will include a reception in the Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) followed by a panel discussion in the NAA’s galleries. The panel will be moderated by Steve Immerman, President of the Montserrat College of Art; and panelists will include Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, State Representative James Kelcourse, Mayor Donna Holiday, Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Matt Wilson, Executive Director of MASS Creative.
All are welcome. RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!