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.
Download Summary material about our current work:
Arts & Cultural District / Tax Funding Initiative
RESHAPING THE ARTS IN THE
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 Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and
Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in
the Mahoning Valley Region, OH.
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