Americans for the Arts’ Creative Conversation

The Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders is hosting an Americans for the Arts“™ Creative Conversation on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 5:30-7:30 PM, on the topic of Creative Industries. Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month every October.

Creative Industries contribute more than $25 billion to Ohio“™s economy annually. The 2011 Creative Conversation will discuss: What are the Creative Industries? What role do the arts play in Creative Industries? Why are Creative Industries important to the Greater Cincinnati region?


  • Matt Distel, Visionaries and Voices
  • Kelly Kolar, Kolar Design
  • Dr. Katerina Ruedi Ray, Bowling Green State University

The event is free and open to the public. However, preregistration is strongly encouraged.


(through the American for the Arts website)

INFORMATION or contact

Kathleen Riemenschneider at or (513) 977-4119


Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders

Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders is an extension of the Emerging Leaders Network of the Americans for the Arts and affiliated with the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education. It supports the professional development needs of arts administrators in the Greater Cincinnati area. The group first met in October 2006 as part of the Creative Conversations series that Americans for the Arts sponsors annually.

Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (GCAAE) supports and fosters the arts as a vital component of education in the Greater Cincinnati region, through advocacy, professional development and integrated arts experiences for students, teachers, and other professionals.

National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. The month-long celebration has become the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation. More information about Americans for the Arts, Creative Conversations, and National Arts and Humanities Month is available at

Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA)

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two of the Tri-state“™s finest performing arts venues ““ the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall ““ and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 700,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.2 million students. CAA is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education.  For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.ORG.

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