Annual Leadership Series: Arts Partnerships and the Transformation of Cities
October 23, 2017

National, Annual Leadership Series
ArtTable organized and presented the second annual leadership series titled “Arts
Partnerships and the Transformation of Cities”.The panel brought together six
distinguished women: Christy MacLear (moderator), Art Agency, Partners; Laurie
Beckelman, The Shed; Sarah Calderon, Art Place America; Eva Franch i Gilabert,
Storefront for Art and Architecture; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; and
Regina R. Smith, Kresge Foundation who have worked to design and establish
partnerships and programs that bring artists and artistic activity into dialogue with
community authorities and the private sector. In addressing the complexities of such
collaborations, these leaders ensure that artistic communities are fully represented and
have an integral role in the preservation and growth of a city’s infrastructure.

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