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Friday, April 5 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
(CASE STUDY) Tourism and the Creative Economy: Creating a Virtuous Circle

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The creative sector is a vital part of the state's identity, economy, and the quality of life of its residents. The creative sector –including arts experiences, artistic goods for sale, artisanal foods, and cultural sites— drive significant tourism to the state. And likewise, much of the creative sector relies heavily on the tourist market. In this session, we'll explore the role of the creative economy in Vermont—specifically new research on the creative economy in the NEK, the challenges it faces, and some the strategies to connect the creative sector with the tourism market.

Target Audience: Attendees interested in the arts and culture as an economic driver and/or residents of the Northeast Kingdom


Amy Cunningham

Vermont Arts Council
Amy is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Council, working to bring the organization’s strategic goals to fruition. She directs the programs team and manages the Vermont Creative Network. Amy has worked for more than 15 years in leadership positions in Vermont cultural... Read More →

Jody Fried

Catamount Arts
Jody Fried has led Catamount Film and Arts in St. Johnsbury since 2009, just after the opening of a new space in the Masonic Temple. Under his leadership, the Catamount has become a vibrant community arts center with partners reaching through Vermont and into New Hampshire. Fried... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
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