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Participate in The Power of the Arts and explore questions about the role of the arts and cultural community in regional economic development and quality of life initiatives.


Engage in an open exchange with leaders in the field as we seek to spark a conversation about the role of the arts and culture in our region.


Participants will be invited to join conversations held to explore a  strategic direction and action steps to move art and culture forward in our Valley


Formed in response to the large and spirited response to a June 2009 program on the role of arts and culture in revitalizing communities (sponsored by the Raymond John Wean Foundation with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and The Youngstown Foundation) and held at the Butler Museum of American Art, Power of the Arts (POA) included direct input of over 250 people in the early stages. Today, contacts now exceed 800 representing visual arts, performance arts, literary arts, design arts and arts patrons as well as representatives of commerce, public service, and private business.


At the Power of the Arts Town Hall Meeting
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Friday, July 11, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 PM

Bliss Recital Hall in Bliss Hall
Youngstown State University

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POA Town Hall July 11 Flyer


Arts Means Business Free Professional Development Series

The Arts Mean Business 2014 Brochure

Click on the Get Involved tab at the top of this page to register for the next Arts Means Business session


Arts & Cultural District / Tax Funding Initiative
MAHONING VALLEY     POA advocacy web page download



The Power of the Arts integrated structure
includes the Community Advisory Council and
the Programming Steering Committee  Committee Structure Overview


The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study was conducted by Americans for the Arts to document the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 182  communities and regions (139 cities and counties, 31 multi-city or multi-county regions, and ten states, and two individual arts districts)—representing all 50 U.S. states  and the District of Columbia


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