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Friday, March 23, 2012
NC smART Initative
Vollis Simpson, Wilson, NC. Whirligig master
Do you know what I love? I love that North Carolina's leadership recognizes the value of art and culture to the extent they are willing to fund an initiative to support arts driven economic development efforts on the local level.
The North Carolina Arts Council created the online SmART Initiative Resource Center which includes a, excuse my spanish, cachimbón of arts driven economic development resource links and downloads. These materials include overviews of creative placemaking and public art projects and programs; examples of arts and cultural assessment inventories; examples of potential funding sources; details on tax incentives; and models for cultural district programs.