Brevard Cultural Alliance to present pARTicipate to Innovate: A Cultural Summit
On May 14, 2015, BCA will present the first Brevard County Cultural Summit at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 8:30 a.m. BCA is honored to host Americans for the Arts President and CEO Bob Lynch, as the keynote speaker at this years event. Americans for the Arts is the nations leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
The Space Coast arts and cultural sector is thriving, having contributed $68.5 million to the local GDP in 2014 alone. Brevard arts initiatives have garnered the recognition of national organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). As a matter of fact, the NEA awarded two non-competitive grants to Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA), the communitys designated arts agency, in 2014 for the first time ever to support innovative programs on the Space Coast.
Brevard Countys Cultural Summit is an important initiative that will help amplify the work of individual cultural organizations and their leaders through an opportunity to convene and collaborate and envision a dynamic future, said Bob Lynch.
The results of a new economic impact study will also be revealed during a community and business leaders luncheon. Additionally, a series of workshops and panel discussions tied to a range of topics including audience development, fundraising and nonprofit best practices will be presented in the morning and afternoon. Attendees may choose to participate in the whole day or the luncheon portion only.
There is so much potential for collaboration and innovation in this sector and we want to lead the charge in bringing all of the cultural groups, artists, corporations and business leaders together to enable that process, said BCA Executive Director Neil Levine. Elevating the arts is our goal and we will utilize this event to demonstrate the real value of the sector while provoking dialogue that may change the face of Brevards arts community in very positive ways.
pARTicipate to innovate: A Cultural Summit
Thursday, May 14
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
200 Rialto Place in Melbourne
This article appears in the April 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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